Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"I'm bathing in money!"

Today, one of my favorite students decided that class was way too boring, so he took out money (actual dollar bills) and started playing on his desk. A moment later, out of the corner of my eye, I see him rolling on the ground and throwing his money in the air as he is yelling “I’m bathing in money!” Upon seeing this, I rush to him and I say, "(insert a name of a funny childhood friend here), I need you to get up off the floor and sit back in your seat quietly.” I say it to him quietly because he doesn't do well with "harsh tones" as his mother has informed me. He continues to yell and roll as the entire class is now looking at him, thinking is this really happening. Oh, it was…when I tell him again, he took the liberty of packing up his stuff and walking out of my class.

Now, you may be thinking this teacher clearing does not know how to control her students…on the contrary, this student is, in fact, so awesome that he requires an adult to be with him every where he goes…science, social students, math, english, p.e, recess, and lunch. So, after you’ve gotten over the initial shock of what took place in class today, know that this is actually a common occurrence, and it now just a matter to laugh at.

I should also probably tell you that this is the same student who decided he didn’t want to be at school one particular day, so he ran out the back door and hopped the fence. Honestly, I had never seen a child run so fast in my life. I clearly didn’t see him for the rest of the day. The cops and his mother were notified; apparently, he likes running. The next day he did come up to me and apologize for his behavior and said it wouldn’t happen again. When I asked him where he went, he looked at me like I was an idiot and said, “I went to the park, duh.” I thought to myself how in the world was I supposed to know you went to the park? I didn't bother asking anymore questions. From that moment on, I knew it was going to be a roller coaster of a year, and so far it’s proving to be that and so much more.

Welcome to my classroom, where incredibly hilarious things happen to awkward middle schoolers and their teacher. -RAWR