My children have seriously lost their minds. I have spent the past four days channeling Viola Swamp, which is funny because for the 2nd week in a row I have put a Miss Nelson book in the listening center. They WON'T STOP TALKING, or poking, or whining, or tattling, or doing EXACTLY what I have asked them NOT TO DO.
All of sudden my little angels are bringing candy to school (always been a no-no). They're bringing toys to school (another no-no) AND WHAT IS UP WITH THESE BAKUGAN THINGS? My boys are obsessed with them and now I have a collection of them. I hate them.
The classroom management plan and my normal routine of positive praise seems pointless so I tried reasoning with them, "Isn't it more fun in here if I am not yelling?" I tried mild threats, "The first grade teachers will not allow this kind of behavior, I'm not sure you guys are READY for first grade!" I have tried the supersonic, bug eyed, "SSSSSHHHHHHH!" I have tried taking away fun things (my least favorite form of punishment). Nothing. Nada.
My wonderful Instructional Assistant and I feel that we haven't ever seen them like this. At the end of the day we look at each other with that "WTF?!" look on our faces.