Mar 14, 2011

In Which a Student Is a Victim of Thievery

If you have ever thought to yourself, "I wonder how to make a room full of 5th grade boys go crazy," then I have an answer for you: teach them about puberty.

That's right. It's puberty education time here at ACA, so I am teaching the 5th and 6th grade boys about their changing bodies. Easily one of the most difficult subjects I've had to teach yet, not because of embarrassment, but because classroom management needs to be 300 times more firm.

I told the students that they didn't need to take any notes. A few decided that they wanted to anyways. One boy had his notes on his desk, when another student reached over and grabbed them. His response?
"HEY!!! Give me back my puberty!!!"

I laughed pretty hard.


Kendra said...

haha! this post made me happy :)

Laura said...

I'm just impressed that 5th grade boys would take notes on anything! :)

Anonymous said...

I laughed!! Thought of you this weekend. We were in Duluth AND Two was a lovely March day...warm enough to leave our coats in the car!!

Hope all is well -

Liz and the Gang