There’s nothing like an ungrateful child to put the icing on the cake of a shitty day.
Let alone a whole class load of them.
The end of term is fast approaching, and as much as I understand that the classrooms are stuffy and the holidays are just around the corner, and the students are tired (as are us teachers) – it would still be nice to feel appreciated. However this is something that I am quickly understanding is not the norm in the world of teaching.
As I was graced by my mixed KS3 tutor group today, I had nothing planned for our 30 minute session together so decided “fuck it” and thought I would let them do whatever they wanted.
Every other day, I do quizzes, sport, games, posters, competitions – and there are enormous moans and tantrums every day. So I took a leaf out of everyone else’s books, and let the kids take charge of the tutor group. And you know what? They fucking moaned.
“Miss, I don’t know what to do!”
“Miss, can we play music?”
“Miss, why are we playing this song?”
Jesus. Why are they not just grateful that they are getting their way? They are being allowed to (basically) piss about for half an hour in the middle of the day. I certainly wouldn’t complain.
To further my annoyance, when I told the class about Sport’s Day (next Monday – last day of term!) they all moaned, all asked what the point was, and did they really need to turn up to school?
IT’S A HALF DAY. Shut your mouths and accept that you are finishing school 2 and half days earlier than most schools in the area!!
To top this off, I then had two crazy characters from Year 7 decide to have a little scuff up in the corridor as they left. Something else to add to my list of things to chase up.
Sorry to rant, but I really am getting a bit hacked off at the way students are reacting to things at the moment, it makes me wonder why I bother trying to be nice.