Inappropriate thoughts

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  1. vsimpkins

    vsimpkins Comrade

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    I was subbing a 3rd grade class and was reading a read aloud in TE and every time I said balls the students would laugh , I told them that they were disrespectful with the class. Then I gave a pre-test on spelling and was spelling words on the board and when I said the letter "p" they did it again. How would any of you handle this?
     
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    I would ask what word they thought started with "p" and if they said "penis" I would write it on the board. It's a word.

    If the laughing is disruptive make sure to address it and call out the students who are laughing. If it's just kids being silly, let them be silly.
     
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    I think P was probably funny because of 'pee' not 'penis'. I definitely would not write 'penis' on the board in a 3rd grade classroom!

    I would let their teacher know. If it happened again while teaching, I'd tell them if it happens again, they would all suffer x consequence.
     
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    What's interesting is the teacher wasn't returning and this class has had several subs. The 3 days that I was there was exhausting and the principal was not supportive and other teachers told me.
     
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    Honestly I would have just given a bored look and ignored it.
     
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    This.
     
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    When kids tried to make things go towards the inappropriate (and now I'm talking about high school locked up boys) I would just either give a look like I didn't get it, or a bored / straight face or even rolled my eyes as if it was so ridiculously dumb to laugh about that. It always worked. If I would have gotten upset, embarrassed or annoyed, it would have been fun for them and they would have continued.
    Sometimes, with some of the crazy things they said / turned things I said into inappropriate, I couldn't help but laugh. I wasn't trying to, but it was funny. Then we got back to business.
    But getting upset / hung up over these things never works.

    I assume it would work the same with 3rd graders, probably easier, because the high schoolers could turn almost anything into inappropriate.
     
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    Have to admit. I giggled about the potty humor when I read your post.

    I agree with p meaning pee.
     
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    Usually this is what I do. That, or I'll roll my eyes and say "....really?" in a bored manner and move on.
     
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    When we read A Christmas Carol in 7th grade, the character "Dick" always causes problems. If I remember, I'll make a little speech about being mature and not making jokes that aren't funny before we read. Of course, there are always a couple kids who still try, but the rest of the class usually shuts them down for being "stupid and immature."

    Maybe some variation of the maturity talk would help? I don't know much about 3rd graders.
     
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    I would just ignore it.
     
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    One of my students giggled every time he heard the word peacock today (in a poem we were analyzing). I did the bored look and asked the class if they'd never seen a peacock and then described the look of the feathers (neutralized the word via repetition and context).

    These are 11th graders by the way.
     

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