I've had so much drama with my girls this year. The teacher across the hall told me two of my girls were coming down the hall "locked up kissing". What? Sweet little pecks on the forehead? No, "locked up". Ok. I investigate. We discussed P.D.A. (Public Display of Affection), and I thought everything was ok. Later that day I picked up a note from one of the kissers, and she had written a note about them spending the night together, French kissing, and sleeping naked. After school I called parents, made a new seating chart that night, and went to school the next day like nothing had happened. I did move the letter writer to the far ends of the class room at the front of the room, but it wasn't intentionally done to ostracize her. She's short and everyone in the class was moved. Oh, I hooked up my document camera that day and was ecstatically excited about it. I was really preoccupied with getting it figured out while teaching at the same time. The next day I get a call from my P about 1:00 that afternoon and he says we have a parent conference after school. Parents are furious with me because I moved their daughter away from the other girls. She had told her parents that I hated her, didn't want her near me, and thought she was going to fail. The mother was in tears, the dad was livid. I made my explanations and apologies. When the conference was over the mother hugged me and cried some more. But... I was guilty for not being more sensitive to my student's feelings. In retrospect, I can see how the little girl was so distraught. Are any of us as sensitive as we should be?