Despite my resolve to not accept any more assignments above grade 3 at this school, I did.
With no assignment calls this week and since I do need the $SD, I accepted this 4th grade assignment about 15 minutes before the class was due to clear the classroom door.
I barely had time to get to the school and make it to the classroom to open the door before the students started filing in. No “prep time” today!
Fourth grade boys are full of crap.
As if to prove the point, several of my boys were flying in and out of the bathroom during recess yelling things like “Gross!”, “It smells!, “Someone pooped all over the seat in there!” And then, unbelievably, they’d run BACK in with a buddy or two who hadn’t seen/smelled it yet to re-experience the fascinating event.
I, myself, declined several offers to “go see for yourself!” Unfortunately, the janitor had no such option.
Add to this a call from the office that one of my boys was being suspended for reasons they declined to disclose, simply reinforced my initial pledge to resist any more assignments above grade 3.