I swear my first period class is so anxious for school to be over, I’m seeing more and more disciplinary problems:
-One of my seniors wanted to argue with me, in front of the entire class, about extra credit points. He wouldn’t agree when I told him that I would speak to him after class.
-When one student asked, casually, what I do for fun, another student blurted out loud, “She does nothing.” Then when I spoke to her later, every reply was tainted with attitude.
-Another student (not sure who) decided to change my note on the white board (“see Ms. J when you are ready for paint”) to “see Mr. J when you are ready for paint.”
-A couple of my freshmen seem to be regressing in maturity, constantly calling out my name for attention, and then whining about it to their tablemates when I don’t respond to them right away (but I can hear it all). I spoken to them several times about this in the past and they can’t seem to be able to wait their turn.
We have 3 more weeks. 6 more classes.
How do I get a handle on this???