Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Busy Tuesday and School Discipline
Amy had asked about our favorite pets on the topic of losing a favorite pet. This was Oreo who died when she was five. I will tell you that she is in my seat which she delighted in jumping onto when I would get up.
Just got off the phone talking to a friend about school and discipline. The conversation started b/c I called them to hear what their daughter had to say about the crackdown in the eighth grade. I like to compare what my son says to what others say, b/c I believe in the 50% rule, I believe most of what is said to me, but I know that I am not always hearing the whole story. Unfortunately, his class is the largest class in the district and many are getting punished for the crimes of a few. The boys' bathroom is locked during class time and they can only go in between class. I understand that middle school is a tough age, and it just seems to be a lot of punitive measures rather than good changes.
So what was the worst thing you ever did in school that you would admit to?
I tried to coordinate having my 6th grade class drop their rulers all at the same time, but Sister caught on to the plan when somebody yelled across the room to me asking what time to drop the rulers. What can I say? I was just trying to protest us having to wear our uniforms on a field trip to the Science Museum.