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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: I have a whole new appreciation...
By Cat on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 11:03 am:

...for peace, that is! I noticed Robin's bus was pretty late this morning (about 25 minutes) so I called transportation to see what was going on. She said there was an accident and some traffic lights were out. She also said traffic was backed up pretty good and it'd probably be another 20-30 minutes before the bus got to us. I thought I'd go out and let the kids know what was going on and since it was only 40 degrees I'd offer to let them hang out at my house until the bus did finally come (transportation was going to call me back when it got close). They ALL came in! I ended up with 10 middle/high school students in my house! They were here for about 30 minutes and when they left it was SO quiet!!! lol The little ones I watch, even when I have 8 kids in this house (from 6 months to 13) are NOTHING compared to the older ones! Our youth pastor's going to get a huge thank you next time I see him. Wow...

By Conni on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 11:28 am:

That's funny!!! LOL

By Mrsheidi on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 12:56 pm:

Ha ha ha! Holy cow!

I taught ONE year of middle school and I will never do it again. There is a very special place in heaven for those teachers. :)

If any of you have middle school teachers, and they're good, give them a spa gift certificate. They totally deserve it!

By Heaventree on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 01:17 pm:

High School teachers do not get paid enough! Our preschool is run in the highschool and I'm there twice a day, I could never do what they do. I'm hoping my kids will just skip the teenage years. Is that possible?

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 02:31 pm:

Teen years go by fast! I can't believe Sarah is 17 already! Emily's always complaining that the boys are too immature!

I don't think I would want to teach middle school, either.

By Tink on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 03:49 pm:

My mom taught 7th grade for ten years. On her last day of the last year she taught middle school, I bought her a trophy for getting through those years. She teaches 1st grade now and says the classes are like night and day. I think all teachers could use a medal, a trophy, something. I volunteer in each of my dks' classes and I'm wiped out by the end of the morning.

Cat, that was so nice of you to do that! What in the world do I have to look forward to when I have three teenagers in the house???

By Bellajoe on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:13 pm:

I agree, any teacher deserves a spa treatment like...once a week!

When i was in middle and high school, i felt so bad for those teachers. I remember thinking to myself that there is no way that I would ever be a teacher. I just don't think I could handle that many kids for so many hours each day. Especially with the kids that were in my class! They were so bad.

I have substituted on the playground last week and this week. A lot of the kids are very misbehaved and just do not listen to authority.

Cat, you were so nice to let them inside your house!
I bet that many kids in a house are loud!

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 11:25 pm:

I liked my more advanced classes in high school, much better than the required ones, since most of the kids in those classes, wanted to be there. The mandatory classes were a joke sometimes, since so many kids goofed off, because they didn't want to be there.

Amazingly enough, I had a US History class, when I was a junior, I think, that was taught by the football coach. I actually learned a lot and it was pretty interesting. I guess I was under the impression that he understood football, more than academics! I had to rethink that, after I had him for a teacher!

By Nicki on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 12:24 am:

I have always had much admiration for any one able to teach and deal with this age group! In 7th grade, my parents sent me to a private school. I had a sweet, elderly nun for a teacher. Mid way through the year, the entire class signed and delivered a petition to have her fired. The reason being they wanted a younger, more exciting teacher. I and another girl who was also new that year, did not sign. I can still see this poor nun's face in my mind the day one of the students left the petition on her desk. She completed the year, but retired at the end. My heart still hurts for her! It was one of the saddest things I have ever witnessed.
Cat, that was so nice of you to let the kids come inside. I'm sure their parents appreciated your thoughtfulness, as well.

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