I am not having a great year. All due to a group of four or five boys. Recently, (within the last two or three weeks) these boys have decided that everything I do is hysterical. They giggle and look at each other and roll their eyes at everything I do. It can be anything from actively teaching to reading a story to writing on the board. I have to say, I have tried to ignore it, and I've called them on it. I guess I know it's just silly fifth grade boy behavior, but I am sick of it! I really don't know what to do; I've never been treated so badly by a group of 10 year olds in my life! The parents (of course!) don't believe me when I tell them their little darlings are being disrespectful and the P thinks I'm imagining it. (She has a history of ignoring problems and siding with parents and students over teachers.) Is this what kids are becoming? Yuck! Is it Christmas break yet!??!