I think I am still in shock from the events of this morning. One of my students was having trouble sitting still at the carpet. He kept crawling around disturbing the other students. I told him to move his clip from yellow to blue and that he needed to go to the rules desk to write down the rule. You would have thought I took away all of his Christmas presents. He started hitting his desk and kicking everything in his way. I, and the students, ignored him and went on with the lesson. After a few minutes the guidance counselor walks by and pops his head in to check on me. I motion to the upset student, so our wonderful counselor tries to go talk to my little friend, but the boy starts running away. The counselor and I then walked towards the door so we could talk about what was going on. My student teacher did a great job of taking over without me saying anything. The consoler and I decide that we have had enough of this boy’s tantrums this week and I turned to call the boy’s mother, I have already spoken to her this week. As I start to make the call I hear a huge bang behind me. I turned to see the boy’s desk on its top, four feet from where it had been sitting. Luckily not all of my students were in the room, so the area that the desk landed in was free of kids. I was stunned... absolutely stunned. This kid is small for his age. Two kids tried to pick the desk up before I could intervene, but it was too heavy for them to pick up. Unfortunately that was not the end of the drama in our room today. There were other tantrums from other students when they didn't get there way, but no one else flipped a desk. I'm really tired of all of these outbursts. I spend more time preventing or taking care of problems than teaching. So many of my students think that the rules don't apply to them, or that they don't have to listen to the adults at our school. I have so many angry kids in my class this year. This school year really has me depressed. Summer cannot come fast enough this year.