Is it bad that most days I'm pretty sure the only sane creature in my classroom is a snake? For real. In this past week I had one of my kids grab a girl by the neck (and her mom wanted to press charges), another student got himself stuck inside his locker, a girl slashed a boy with a broken test tube (by accident, but whatever), another joker started screaming for his mother when the (well-announced) fire alarm rang for a fire drill, and half my seventh grade science class exposed themselves to salmonella yesterday. I hope they are safe but it would serve some of them right to get sick.
Anyways, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving in Milwaukee. Not a middle schooler in sight. Excellent.