Wednesday, May 11, 2016
It happens in middle school classrooms with alarming regularity. Someone farted.
You know how you react when that happens in your vicinity? Multiply that by a factor of 13-year-old hormones.
Also, this class was on warning. This was a Monday. On Friday with the previous well-respected sub, they had been so unruly that two teachers on opposite sides of the hall could hear the class. With their doors closed.
Yeah, so a smelly event was the last thing this group needed.
I had the usual loud complaints. The two students who had to jump out of their seats and flee. One girl even went outside. And recriminations at the culprit.
At least that boy was sitting near a door. We opened that. The air conditioning was on, so we had air flow.
Still, getting them to settle back down...
Middle school. Always an adventure.