He got through by the skin of his teeth with-Bs, Cs, and Ds. Last night we were up past 11, working on an English paper/PowerPoint that was due ... oh, this week or last week or anytime in the last month. Arrrgh! He just yelled and said he didn't have to do it. I said, "DO. IT. NOW. On MY computer." "I'm tired." This, from a kid who has been awake until 11 or 12 every night watching his iPad and listening to videos ... He is right, though. The student teacher is difficult to follow. I found the instruction sheet online and it had three sets of instructions: do a poster, make a powerpoint, or write a paper. But it didn't say "or." It replaced the word "poster" at one point with-PowerPoint, and later, "paper." So, which is it? Or all three? Plus, it was a project on Romeo and Juliet, and you're supposed to put in your fave scene, with-a quote, and then a quote that's from a diffferent scene (why?) and then comments about which parts of drama they are. I have no idea which parts of drama she meant, and neither did difficult child. Online, it could be plot, characterization, climax and conclusion. Or, it could be action, dialogue, music ... you get the idea. So difficult child and I wasted, oh, a half hr listening to rap in another language, arguing about whether it was a love song, so he had to find the YouTube that showed a guy writing a letter and sending it to his girlfriend, who breaks down and cries, and he's dying of AIDS, so I thought, o9kay, even though it's in French and Georgian it's applicable. He went to bed and I snuck in a Whitney Houston link into scene 3, lol! That's what he gets for going to bed. Anyway, it got printed out and he got a B. He owes me, bigtime. Plus, I have to figure out how to get his printer to work. Maybe reload the driver ... I hate it when he's in my office. Thanks for listening! P.S. I have the iPad. He didn't even blink when I told him I had it. And he has been behaving, more or less. At least, not swearing or telling me to GET OUT!!!