I have looked into the face of the beast...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    and it is Middle School.

    I worked a half day as an aide for students in the resource room. The good news is that their behavior wasn't any worse than the other students. But... WOW! I'm beginning to remember why I blocked out most that time. :hammer:.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I don't remember much from middle school either... and that's where difficult child 1 is now (8th grade).

    No wonder things are crazy!

    Thanks for the reminder... Made me smile.
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Only three, maybe four years to go for Duckie! Better start preparing yourself now...
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    HERE -


    OMG didn't (slaps head) didn't anyone tell you NOT to do Middle school sober? You must drink to survive - the wild ones there don't like pickled parents.....

  5. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    My Mom subbed one day at our local MS last year. She came home exhausted and horrified. And she used to teach!
  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Did they give you an award at the end of the day? A trophy? Anything?
  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    There is a special place in life ever after for anyone who has to deal with middle schoolers. It has free margaritas, hourly massages, facials, and wonderful soaking hot tubs.
  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'd like the hot tub... I came home and did my three mile walk dvd and then went for a two mile (leisurely) walk with the family. Boy am I sore!

    I'm in Duckie's school on Thursday... I'm a personal aide to a 1st grade student in the morning and then I'm (gulp!) in Duckie's class in the afternoon. Her teacher okayed it... there's only about 30 minutes of instructional time in the afternoon because of specials, etc. Hopefully she will react well; I've decided not to tell her until tomorrow night or Thursday morning.
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    TM-I taught middle school for about 7 years-I totally understand what you mean by the beast. Hugs. That should be interesting to be in Duckie's classroom. husband taught difficult child computers for several years. I was always glad it was him and not me!
  10. ML

    ML Guest

    I swear I'm liking the idea of e school more and more lol.
  11. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    ACK!! You are scaring me as difficult child starts middle school next year. easy child is in middle school, and she can be a wonder. Wonder why I call her easy child.
  12. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I will not sub in middle school. Our district does not offer combat pay. I won't take a sixth grade class after Easter break, either. Experience has taught me that they become seventh graders, attitude-wise, about that time.

    I don't know how their teachers do it, every day, all day, year after year.
  13. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    My father spent over 30 YEARS teaching children in 6th-12th grade, though usually his students were jr high or middle school age.

    Did you "assure" you to the Dept of Human Services (DHS) and THEY can determine if you had sexual intercourse with they do everheard.