Friday, June 6, 2008

Yearbooks and Discipline Issues

It seems like kids can't keep their hands off their yearbooks. I warned two kids to put away their yearbooks or I would take them away. They dropped them behind the risers. I was talking with the class about the concert being cancelled. They decided to announce it over the loudspeaker to the junior high kids. I was so frustrated. I didn't want to deal with it until Monday after my dad had come to tape them performing. One of the girls was lying across the risers reading her yearbook. I knew exactly what she was doing. I went around to get it.

She pulled the yearbook away from me and said:
Don't take this one, take that one.
MissD: Don't you DARE tell me what I can take and what I can't. I am your teacher.
She started to cry as if she hadn't done anything wrong.
MissD: I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings, but I warned you. And none of you should ever talk to your teachers or any adult that way whether you like them or not.

3 comments:

Can Bass 1 said...

I could not agree more! By the way, what is a 'yearbook'?

MissD said...

The yearbook is the blessed/wretched tradition of publishing a memory book for sale at the end of year with pictures of all the students, plus pictures of all the elective classes, clubs and sports teams. They makes bests and mosts. It keeps some students occupied with publishing and editing of said book. In many ways it's an annoyance, but one that can't really be done without in America. They pass them around and sign each other's books. This year they cost nearly $100!!

Can Bass 1 said...

My goodness me, $100 is a lot of money where I come from. We have a similar tradition here in the cathdral, in that we 'sing out' old choristers at the end of term. It's an awful lot less bother and expense.