Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Pulling himself up by his own bootstraps

JM (aged 11) received his 20th detention for lateness and truancy today. Mitigating circumstances include the fact that he sets his own alarm, washes his own clothes, makes his own breakfast and brings himself into school...himself. The fact he turns up should be rewarded, not greeted with a detention!

LX (aged 11) received his umpteenth detention for lateness, likewise. Unfortunately, it turns out he can't tell the time. His mother has pledged to teach him. I'm thinking: if your eleven year old son doesn't tell the time yet, what are the odds you'll teach him now?

Maybe I'm a pessimist.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Parenting Fail

Last term, on non-uniform day, 11 year old EC came in to school with a baggy t-shirt with the following slogan proudly emblazoned upon it:

"I Eat Pussy Like A Fat Kid Eats Cake"

At what point did mummy or daddy think that was appropriate?

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Back to School

The last 7 weeks of the school year began today after a blissfully sunny half term.

BH decided that French was not what he wanted on his first day back in school. When I gave him a glue stick he started smearing it all over his friend's desk when his friend was allowed out to go to the toilet.

When I pointed out to BH that he should probably not be doing that, he shouted, "suck it, man, suck off!"

While I was trying to work out what that meant by this, he managed to storm out and leave the classroom in a huff. I was pleased that the rest of the class managed to carry on working without too much disruption.

Back to school, eh? Two detentions doled out already (the second to fat 11 year old ES who rocked up to school eating a pasta salad - how cosmopolitan! - at 10am and didn't know which lesson to go to).

Time for some sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep.