Sarge - these boys like you because you understand them! Yeah! Lots of hyper-michievous-smart aleky boys are just normal kids! They are just active, and they need a teacher who will incorporate activity into the classroom and not treat them like they are breaking a Commandment if they are wandering to the drinking fountain every 10 min! I loved teaching my boy class. But it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay different than the girl class! With my girl class, I actually had to make a rule about the 2 second hug! Those girls wanted to hug and cuddle all day long! During my boy year, there was 1 little girl who would hug me about 2x a week, and those were precious hugs to me! But the boys were so interesting and really challenged me to change my methods to best suit their learning styles. Lots of funny stories there. Good for you Sarge! We so need more male teachers.