I have the most emotional class EVER!!!! I have boys that cry, I have a girl (just one) that throws temper tantrums and is violent (has hit me), I have kids (all of them) that whine about name calling... seriously, I have no idea what to do! I never would have thought that I would have to deal with BOYS CRYING at a 5th grade level! and it's over STUPID stuff! Last week we were playing a spelling game and I have a rule that if you are not paying attention and you can't hear the word then you are out. One boy didn't follow this rule and got out in the Spelling game and he cried! Yesterday, I asked some kiddos to color in base ten blocks to show how to multiply decimals. They really struggle with multiplication so I thought this would help them visualize what was going on here. TWO boys threw a fit over having to do "extra" work!!! I'm talking slamming desks, books, going to the bathroom and crying... one of them even stormed to the principal's office screaming! From what I hear, I'm not the only teacher they've been like this with... in-fact they have a reputation so bad that they may be the reason I have a job in the first place! The old 5th grade teacher moved up to Jr. High and they were part of the motivation for her to try it (she said so herself). I know that there are other things going on here... I only have 1 boy that comes from a "normal" two parent house hold. BUT how am I going to make it through the year without a psychology degree?!?!!?