Some of our second graders were involved in a violent incident that was broadcast on the news last night. And, as much as I am usually able to find some childish element in their bad behavior that keeps it from seeing completely cold, I just don't even have the energy to make excuses for it this time. It was bad. It was premeditated and disgusting and bad. It's hard to even imagine looking at these students with any kind of human empathy from now on. Which I realize is not a very teacherly thing to say, but it's the truth.

Anyway, the whole school is in a state and our schedule is all bungled up, because we're having to have meetings with each class to explain to the students why acting like a fucking menace to society is not okay. These second graders may be the worst I've ever seen. And they're getting bigger by the day.

I don't know. I'm basically more than ready for vacation at this point. Two more days.


bonincontrus said...

This is probably a stupid question but 2 graders like the 8-10 year olds? I unsure if I am picturing the correct age group here.

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment :(

I'm no Picasso said...

Boincontrus: In South Korea, the grade numbers start over at each level. So you have elementary 1-6, and then you have middle school 1-3 and high school 1-3. So my middle grade second graders are equal to US 8th graders. I hope that makes more sense. Haha.

bonincontrus said...

it does, thanks for explaining. I was pretty sure preteens/teens but I wanted to clarify.

I have no clue what they did, but seems like certainly old enough to know better. :(