I have five minutes left for lunch-thought I would post. I am working tomorrow also, Kindergarten-yay! I have come to a decision-no 6-7-8 grades-period. I know I sound like a crackpot (do crackpots admit they're crackpots?), but honestly this AM did me in for those grades. No movies were shown except to 5th graders and it was one I enjoyed-Wynton Marsalis, but instead worksheets on opera, lots of em were done in class. The first class was 7th grade and let me tell you, despite being forewarned, it was awful-for some reason this class had about 12 boys and 3 girls and how I pitied the girls today. Just behavioral problems all around-8th grade wasn't much better. when did kids become so rude? Anyway, the nut I am, marched down to the middle school office (the sub department) and left a note for Mrs. ________ who is in charge. No middle school, with the exception of the 5th grade I already said I would take-period. They can say I am fussy whatever, I don't have to be there and won't subject myself to it if I don't have to.
I'm not a strict teacher, but I'm not their buddy either. Music is an "art" course they are made to take and apparently, most hate it. Several told me "I am not doing this assignment"-to which I answered "Okay, don't do it-doesn't matter to me-as long as you sit there quietly, I don't care if you pick your toes the whole class period". Yes, they tested me, I didn't break, but decided I don't want another day of being tested-give me the little kids any day.