I can't believe what my vice principal did....

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  1. perplexed

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    Ok...I don't want to write this in case that someone I know would be reading this, but I just can't help it.

    My VP came into my class today and asked if it was okay if she disrupts my class. My students were quietly working on their opening activity. I said "sure, of course".

    Well then she takes out a huge bag of tootsie rolls from like Sam's Club and throws high in the air two giant full handfuls of them into my classroom all over. All over the desks, under the desks, right at the kids, and everywhere. It was crazy. Then she walked out. Do you know what the 13 year olds did? Probably what any 13 year old would do (or maybe any person)....they went CRAZY. They were jumping over desks, fighting each other, just crazy. I just stood there in disbelief for a second.......I got them settled, and they were pretty good about settling back down after the madness. I would never think someone would ever do that though. Is this crazy? I left for the weekend and never got a chance to ask other teachers if this happened to them.
     
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  3. KoGs

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    Maybe she was testing you. "Is he going to ask me what I want to do?" "Are we going to have a conference outside first?" "Is he going to prep his class in any way?"
     
  4. Tasha

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    That is really weird!
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    That was really weird! I suspect it was done to see how you and the kids react.
     
  6. teacherintexas

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    I would not be happy. Sorry you have a crazy VP!
     
  7. knitter63

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    That is just plain weird. Not professional at all.
     
  8. catnfiddle

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    That is unfair to you. I'd see if other teachers had that happen and how they handled it.
     
  9. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    That is very weird. I think that you should talk to other teachers and find out if they know what it was all about.
     
  10. JustMe

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    It doesn't sound like a test to me. If so, he's a freaking idiot. My former P would sometimes pass out treats to students just as a "climate" thing...just to be nice. Surely that's what your VP did...it was just a very poor way of doing so. Very.
     
  11. Peachyness

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    :eek::dizzy:
     
  12. giraffe326

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    I would have been incredibly annoyed!
     
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    :agreed:
     
  14. Peregrin5

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    Well at least now you know what the VP meant by 'disrupt' the class. Can't get much more disruptive than that.
     
  15. a2z

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    Sounds like he wanted to give the kids a surprise treat they would remember.
     
  16. KoGs

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    Wait, did it just happen today (on Friday) ? Then yeah, the vice principal probably just thought they were doing something "cool" to gain points with the students. Depending on your comfort level with the vice principal, it might have been appropriate to follow the VP out and be like, "what was that?"
     
  17. EMonkey

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    Uh.... :eek::confused::dizzy:
     
  18. Jen84

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    That is so odd. :huh:
     
  19. Blue

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    It sounds like something I would do just to be crazy and liven up the kids. But, from all your reactions, I will re-think my actions!
     
  20. stephenpe

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    I hate tootsie rolls. I would have been pi$$ed. Sounds like a moron to me.
     
  21. knitter63

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    :lol:
     
  22. GeetGeet

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    That is very weird, especially because Tootsie rolls are probably the most boring candy ever.
     
  23. MissScrimmage

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    That is SO strange! I can't imagine doing that myself, let alone walking into someone else's room to do it. My principal values student learning too much to come in and totally disrupt what is going on.
     
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    I don't really think that is the point ... :whistle:
     
  25. readingrules12

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    I agree with Caesar, this is very weird. I think when something weird like this happens, it is best not to read too much into it. Talk to the other teachers like Caesar suggested.:confused:
     
  26. pwhatley

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    Bizarre! My P would never do that (I hope), because she has us teaching "bell to bell," and that would be too disruptive. I would hope that if she planned something like this as a treat, she would at least forewarn the teachers "on the q-t."
     
  27. Peachyness

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    Clearly, that was an immature, very unprofessional act, and it needs to be brought up. I would find out if it was done in other classes and find out why.
     
  28. queenie

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    Too weird!

    My principal really annoyed me when he had the kids walk backward to class from the lunch room one day. After ALWAYS making such a huge deal out of kids walking on the right side of the hallway, single file, facing forward, with hands down at their sides...when they got to class that day they were wired for sound!!

    I think sometimes they just want to turn heads and be 'cool.' But it's really really not cool. :huh:
     
  29. ecteach

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    Very strange. I would be very honest and tell your VP to please never do that again.
     
  30. PinkCupcake

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    Random and weird!
     
  31. blazer

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    Can we assume that before he did this he checked that none of the kids in there had any intolerances to any of the ingredients in the rolls (we don't have them in the UK so I have no idea what's in them) or that there were no kids who have ethical or religeous objections to any of the ingredients?

    In the UK we would call this person a Twat!
     
  32. Croissant

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    Sounds like an immature way to look cool and involved to the kids. And the fact that he didn't even wait until the end of class makes it even worse. I mean, why not do it out the hallway during passing periods and create our own Hunger Games reenactment? Yet another example of administration forgetting what it's like to be in the classroom and expecting teachers to be super heroes who should be able to handle anything. I guess you should start teaching Tootsie Roll procedures now, just in case it happens again.:crosseyed
     
  33. a2z

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    Well, you can look it as a learning experience for the kids. Don't they all need to know how to settle down after something exciting happening.....
     

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