Stink Bomb!

Discussion in 'Behavior Management' started by Mystique, May 7, 2009.

  1. Mystique

    Mystique Rookie

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    As my class walks out to their next next class, I'm helping a student with my back turned, and all of a sudden a big bang sounds out from my garbage can. I immediately asked the students remaining in my room, "What was that?" Of course, no one knew anything and before I knew it, the foul smell exploded throughout the room.

    This is the first time this has happened to me, and I feel dumb for saying this, but I took it personal. I wasn't feeling well to begin with, and once this happened, I felt negative the whole day.

    I guess I just get fed up at times when I'm working so hard to help these kids learn and get their work finished, and this is what I get in return.

    I just wanted to vent about my stinky day...
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Ah, man, I hate those things.

    And for some reason, spring tends to be the "season" for them.

    As hard as it is, try not to take it personally. It's a function of the age of the kids you teach-- middle school boys find that stuff funny. They didn't do it to you; they did it for a laugh.
     
  4. Mystique

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    Thanks for the message. I really needed that:angel:
     
  5. teachbugz

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    May 13, 2009

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    When I did my LTS for a local school district, I was hit with that nonsense all the time. At the time I was new to teaching and subbing, like you, I felt bad and took it personally. I reflected that my lack of experience was causing these situations to occur. Now, after almost 4 years of subbing, these incidents are nothing more than childish pranks signaling the end of another school. :dizzy:
     
  6. scooter503

    scooter503 Comrade

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    When I read your thread name, I wasn't expecting it to actually be about a stink bomb. I get "stink bombs" daily in my room...in the form of farts. 70% of my class is boys, and for whatever reason, gas is a huge problem. We keep cans of air freshener handy at all times!
     
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    May 14, 2009

    Yeah boys think a lot of stuff is funny when it isn't and they want to be cool with their friends - try and not take it personally.
     

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