Today was the last day of classes! The kids were beyond excited which really translates into “bouncing off the walls” but it was still a really great day. At the end of the day, the teachers all went out with the kids and waved to them as they departed on their buses even though we will be seeing them at different times over the next week for their finals. They only come in when they take their specific tests and don’t stay for the full day.

It was a crazy sight with the entire faculty standing out there on the bus platform. It’s a huge middle school and I feel like there has to be at least 200 faculty and staff. Maybe I’m bonkers but that seems about right. We stood there and waved as all the buses honked their horns (and made us deaf) and the students waved goodbye to us. I saw one or two kids give the finger which I thought was not too smart considering their teachers are all right there and we will be seeing them for their finals! Sometimes they don’t think and get caught up in the moment, I guess.

The first final was today. The Social Studies final. During the Social Studies Final today, I had a student ask me if how a certain present “changed the status of slavery” was like changing their Facebook status. I was baffled. You just can’t make this stuff up.

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  • I’ve always been inspired to be a teacher, or at least work with kids, when I’m older, because I like making friends with people. And it seems as though your students like you (except for the not-so-smart ones that gave you the bird… but, hey, let them get in trouble for it :D). Your middle school must be VERY large to house at least 200 faculty and staff. My school has about 1,200 students, but our staff is really small. We probably have about 30 teachers total, not including the 4 to 5 hall monitors, 1 Dean/Principal/Vice Principal, and 1 Dean’s assistant. Our student body is large, but our staff is quite small. I’m sure there are “behind the scenes” workers, but in our yearbook everyone’s in there… hm.

    Even though I’m 13, and depend on technology to help me through my day [sometimes], I know that you shouldn’t be putting “Facebook” and “Social Studies-related things” in the same sentence… they’re polar opposites, and show that today we forget about our nation’s past. Jeez… it shocks me, too.

    -Katarina

  • One of the worst things I see is when kids give the finger. It is extremely rude, and I don’t think it’s ok at all. Besides there are so many people who don’t know what certain things like this means. They just throw it out there because they think it looks cool.

  • The last day of classes was always so much fun.

    I’m stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the group.

  • Haha, those two kids who flipped the bird will be kicking themselves when they have to face their teachers in a couple of days. Pre-teens are all impulse. Congrats on finishing out the year! :)

  • LOL A few kids pulled the fingers? I recommend you get used to it if you intend on teaching 12 years + in NZ. :P

    It amuses me how American schools finish mid-year. It’s just out of wack compared to NZ. I mean.. we start the school year at the start of the year, and we finish.. at the end of the year. :( Makes sense to me.

  • You really can’t make that up… that’s awesome lmao. At the same time that it’s awesome, it’s really sad. :/

  • I can just see his line of thinking. Seen on a facebook wall: Slavery updated their status to: no longer legal.

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

  • Hey Caity! Remember me from time-for-miracles.org and broken-lullaby.net ? Anyway, I got hosted by Georgina, so that’s where I’ve been. Anyways, I always remember the last day of school and everyone saying “No more school, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks” LMAO!! But that was in elementary school I don’t think I’ve ever heard that in junior high or high school, but yeah. I’m glad you get to see the kids go as they leave for the summer. Well; take care and I hope to hear from you soon!

  • I always loved the last day of school!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We’re happy to have you with us!

  • my son had his last day of school today and boy am i so glad i dont have to wake up early on monday xD

  • Is changing the status of slavery like changing a Facebook status – that is part horrifying, part hilarious!

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