Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Class Clown


8th grade math. They had a pretty simple worksheet to complete. Which I tried to tell them at the outset, but several students wouldn't let me start class.

One boy roamed the room. Another had gotten a hold of the seating chart, and he was banging it on his desk. When I tried to get him to settle, so I could, I don't know, start class or something, he explained that he wasn't right in the head. He had "issues".

And he proceeded to demonstrate those issues by overacting.

Yep. We've got ourselves a class clown.

I don't think he realizes how much he looks like an idiot. The others in the class enjoyed his antics immensely. They asked him to do impressions of various people. Their teacher. Me. (Which showed that he wasn't listening closely to what I said, for he mangled it badly.) Other teachers. His mother. His baby momma. (He's in 8th grade. 14-years-old. Let that sink in.)

He even mimicked a dinosaur. Sort of.

As the class left, one girl said something about him being trouble. I said that she shouldn't encourage his antics. She supposed so. But she said he was too entertaining.

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  1. Think his butt would've been out of there, pronto.

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  2. wow, baby mama at 14.......there are no words.....

    you got to feel sorry for that baby......

    betty

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  3. Of course they're going to waste whatever time they can. Adults do that in meetings if they can!

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    1. This is true. I expect that to a certain degree. But this kid...

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  4. Another generation already being started by an already pathetic parent! So sad!!

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  5. I guess the kids wanted some entertainment and he was happy to oblige. But he has a kid already? Kind of scary. Kind of sad.

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  6. Ughhh...I remember these morons from school. Usually they were sent to the office when they acted up or the corner which, I know, you can't do any more.

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    1. I wanted to send him out, but I couldn't find the proper paperwork. He needed to go.

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  7. I was trying to think of my 8th grade classes and subs and how we behaved. I want to say that we'd have never acted up like that but I'm pretty sure we would have had one or two people do something like that from time to time, too.

    An 8th grader has a kid? That's so sad. I think that's a failure all around: his parents, her parents, him, her, society in general. I can remember in 8th grade liking girls and wanting to go out with them and stuff, but it would have been superdifficult for me to find a place I could have gotten a girl pregnant at that age. We didn't have the freedom, really, even in houses like ours where both parents worked. I don't know about these kids or how they managed that. I just know that we shouldn't be setting up a world where kids can have that happen to them. Everything for them and that kid is going to be so much more work from here on out.

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    1. There's a breakdown someplace, that's for sure. And we could see that in how he behaved. I do expect a certain amount of crazy from 8th grade classes, and the other 8th grade classes that day provided it. But this kid was off the charts. Which is what made it blog-worthy.

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  8. Didn't Jim Carey act like that when he was a kid in school. The teacher ended up telling him he could have ten minutes performance time at the end of the day if he behaved for the rest... or so the story goes.

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    1. I don't a performer vibe from him. More like a future drug dealer.

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  9. There's always a class clown. The kid must crave attention.

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  10. Bleh. I've never enjoyed that kind of behavior even when I was a kid.

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