Because I am certifiably insane, I give my students the chance to make the rules. I like to see what they think is important. I also like them to feel as though they have some say in the rules they will be subject to for all eternity/current school year. The rules I receive fall into one of three categories. Category #1: Typical Rules (ex: No gum chewing). Category #2: Dream Rules (ex: listen to music, have drinks, and never do work). Category #3: Downright Hilarious (you’ll see these in a few).
So, without further ado, I present to you the Downright Hilarious Rules for the 2014-2015 school year:
1. No stabbing people
2. McDonald’s for everyone (O.K. This is a Dream Rule, but I thought it was funny)
3. Keep track of the teacher
4. Don’t park your car in the classroom
And there you have it! I will say that most of the kids stayed within category one or two, which was appreciated. I will leave you with a quote from today, as well as a ridiculous story. Adieu!
QUOTE: “Fact: I can catch a hummingbird with my bare hands! I also went diarrhea yesterday.”
STORY: One of my students audibly farted. The kid next to him made the comment that he didn’t want be near the flatulator(yes, I made that word up.) anymore, and at least HE was man enough to hold in his gas. Fast forward to later in the period. The I-am-too-man-to-fart kid was blatantly picking his nose like a prospector feverishly searching for glorious golden nuggets. Color me confused…