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Username Post: There's a reason I teach 1st graders        (Topic#325430)
michann 
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02-13-13 09:59 PM - Post#4047242    

I don't relate and understand or like the kids as they get into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. While Jenna is of course different, her attitude is reminding me why I don't teach upper grades. I'm really struggling with how she's changing. It's not bad and completely normal. I'm just not good with kids this age.

 
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02-13-13 10:08 PM - Post#4047244    
    In response to michann

uhh yeah - I get that

 
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02-13-13 10:32 PM - Post#4047246    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Tell me about it... I love the understanding that comes with maturity and the talks I am able to have with Binks. But I hate the sassy responses I get to normal questions and the screaming, Lord oh mighty, the screaming!

 
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02-13-13 10:33 PM - Post#4047248    
    In response to carpe scrapum

No screaming, but wow! The attitude. While it's sometimes funny, it wears on me.

 
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02-13-13 10:36 PM - Post#4047252    
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Bianca has taken to screaming and it's been driving me and all of the rest of the family nuts. I think part of it is her own anxieties that come with more responsibility. I can see it in her sometimes and I feel for her, but I can't stand her freak outs! Attitude is touchy too, especially towards Mia. hat really makes me mad at her.

 
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02-13-13 10:42 PM - Post#4047258    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Screaming would drive me mad. I can't even stand yelling, add the high pitch to it.

 
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02-14-13 03:16 AM - Post#4047278    
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Vivi - screaming as in shrieks of excitement? Or tantrums?

My niece and nephew used to be very shrieky when they were younger, but it was just them playing together, getting excited and then one of them hurting the other. Now they're nearly 10 and 7, they are a lot quieter. Well, nephew isn't, he just never stops talking, but it's less shrill.

SIL tells me about the attitude, but I never see any when we're there. Of course they try things on, but they're only pushing boundaries. Thankfully their boundaries are quite tight ones - they're good,happy kids and I love them to bits.

 
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02-14-13 02:22 PM - Post#4047360    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Bianca's screaming is more of a yelling her answear to a question sort of thing. A full of attitude sort of response. She never really threw tantrums. She always just cried quietly in her room mostly. This yelling out is new and write annoying but, lucky for me, it's not an everyday thing either...

 
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02-14-13 04:25 PM - Post#4047386    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I am not a big fan of the middle school age. They think they know everything!! I work with HS age kids-freshman this year-and I like it. I like to hear how their mind works!!

 
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02-16-13 09:14 AM - Post#4047614    
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I have a grandkid at pretty much every age level.... 3 months, 2 years, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 17, 20 I love the innocence of the babies, the excitement of discovering new things of the 2 year age, the changes in social discoveries and independence of the 5 to 8 year olds... Nine to pre teen years show more independence and you can really tell what kind of person they are becoming. Those early teen year show grown up traits... learning lessons of treating others and those first flutter boy/girls feelings. Off into the late teen years and true independence... consequences and managing their finances. Life decisions on career paths. I think it all has something to offer and admire

 
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02-16-13 09:34 PM - Post#4047688    
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I work in a lunch room at a k-9 school so I deal with 1st - 9th graders everyday and can I just say i love my 1st graders. I love playing with them and they are my best helpers when It comes to cleaning the tables. Oh and can I just say that I love being called lunch lady and opening 75 milkes every day. And listening to the never ending stories.

The 2nd and 3rd graders tattle non stop. I know every move of every student in that lunchroom without even being in the room.

4th and 5th cant really decide if they like you or you are no longer cool to talk to the lunch ladies

6th and 7th do everything they can to do the opiset of what you asked them to they love mimicking what you say under there breath and back sassing or wining about you before you are out of ear shot.

8th and 9th are just mad that they still have lunch ladies and recess duties. As they year go's on we get more respect form them but still spend most of your time trying to keep the couples from shattering the PDA (public displays of efection ) rules into a million little pieces.

Some days I feel like all I say is " Please done make me fill out another wright up my hand is tired "

 
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02-17-13 09:44 PM - Post#4047780    
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  • Mirth Said:
I work in a lunch room at a k-9 school so I deal with 1st - 9th graders everyday and can I just say i love my 1st graders. I love playing with them and they are my best helpers when It comes to cleaning the tables. Oh and can I just say that I love being called lunch lady and opening 75 milkes every day. And listening to the never ending stories.

The 2nd and 3rd graders tattle non stop. I know every move of every student in that lunchroom without even being in the room.

4th and 5th cant really decide if they like you or you are no longer cool to talk to the lunch ladies

6th and 7th do everything they can to do the opiset of what you asked them to they love mimicking what you say under there breath and back sassing or wining about you before you are out of ear shot.

8th and 9th are just mad that they still have lunch ladies and recess duties. As they year go's on we get more respect form them but still spend most of your time trying to keep the couples from shattering the PDA (public displays of efection ) rules into a million little pieces.

Some days I feel like all I say is " Please done make me fill out another wright up my hand is tired "



LOL Love your analogy. "THE LUNCH LADY" I remember mine from when I was in school

 
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02-18-13 02:39 PM - Post#4047976    
    In response to Mon

thankyou

 
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