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Old 04-01-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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How about a hot tub shed next to the woodshed? Then those that are behaving, can watch the one that were "misbehaving"!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:36 PM   #22
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...the worst punishment would be to send them there with no computer and to stare at the cracks on the wall (wood in this case) all day.......happened to my son when he was 15.........wasn't doing his homework....they chased him down put him in room 13 and gave him 2 bathroom and a lunch break and if he got up he had another day of room 13. Guess what? My son who always learns the hard way got up and he spent another day in there........he said that he memorized every crevice and crannies on those 4 bare walls. Never had a problem turning in homework after that............ :)
How funny! One year the other 4th grade teachers decided to have the kids who didn't behave go to detention during lunch and recess (they still got lunch but had to eat it in the detention room). We took turns doing detention duty. Most of them had the kids do homework or read, or just lay their heads down. I didn't do that. In my opinion, they were not there to do their homework, which would free them up to goof off more at home, and sleeping was a treat which allowed them to get away from detention mentally if not physically. When I had detention they sat and looked forward. They were not allowed to look anywhere but at me. Also, if they dropped their food on the floor they had to do another day of detention. One parent objected to it because her son said that it was an accident that he dropped his food all over the floor (she was also the head custodian), but when I explained my position, she was fine with it. He was the only one who ever dropped his food--can you imagine how many "accidents" there would have been if I let them get by with it? Anyway, needless to say the kids hated doing detention in my room (but they still liked me, and they admitted I was fair). I even heard some kids in other classes ask which teacher had detention that week, and if it was me they waited to misbehave! I wasn't able to get work done or read or anything when I did detention, like the other teachers did, but it was worth it to me. By the way, the other teachers decided against having detention after that year--partly because they didn't want to do it, but also because some teachers (like me) only gave detention for fairly serious things, and others gave it for petty things.

Fisher's Mom, I have made kids write apology letters too! I mostly did it when they had given a sub or their special area teachers a hard time, but sometimes for other things too. Once, when they wouldn't stop talking during morning announcements, I had them all write a letter to the principal, telling him why they felt what they had to say was more important than what he had to say. I did not send those letters to him, but I told them I would the next time they had to do it.

I'm so mean!

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #23
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Barbara L, I once caught a student writing on a table in the cafeteria during study hall. I gave him the option of being sent to detention or having me dole out the punishment. He chose me(silly boy). I gave him a sponge and a bucket of soapy water and he had to wash all the tables that were not being used, dry them and then ask everyone to move to the ones he had just washed so he could wash the rest of the tables. As if that wasn't enough, I then had him call his mother and explain what he had just finished doing and why. Needless to say, he never wrote on another table again, and his mother was pleased to say that his new chore at home was to wash the dinner table at home!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:15 PM   #24
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Barbara L, I once caught a student writing on a table in the cafeteria during study hall. I gave him the option of being sent to detention or having me dole out the punishment. He chose me(silly boy). I gave him a sponge and a bucket of soapy water and he had to wash all the tables that were not being used, dry them and then ask everyone to move to the ones he had just washed so he could wash the rest of the tables. As if that wasn't enough, I then had him call his mother and explain what he had just finished doing and why. Needless to say, he never wrote on another table again, and his mother was pleased to say that his new chore at home was to wash the dinner table at home!!!
I love that! Make the punishment fit the crime. And really, that's the kind of "guidance" they never forget.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:17 PM   #25
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I actually had his sister last week and she asked if I was "That Teacher". LOL!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #26
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goodness, SuzieQ, you weren't kidding about getting up early were you?????? I just looked at the time......I thought that I got up early............well, I guess Legos Lassie needs an eye on her doesn't she??? :)
LOL I was up an hour and a half by that time!!!
I usually get up at 4. Legos must be removed by 6:30.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:03 PM   #27
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LOL I was up an hour and a half by that time!!!
I usually get up at 4. Legos must be removed by 6:30.
I'm exactly the opposite. If I am up at 4:00 a.m. (which I usually am), it is because I haven't gone to bed yet.

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #28
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Barbara..you and I have the same problem..I don't know what i will do when the N.C. family goes to bed at 9PM. I will be sleeping in the same room with Paul's niece. (she is a retired school teacher)+++++++++++++Marge gets a trip to the woodshed++++++++Maybe a hot tub Elf just might work. LOL

I think a tub just outside the shed would work too..and a hard bench to sit on since there will be room for more than one..I am sworn to secrecy as to who the last "visitor" was .He was nice about reporting in on time though. ( I once dated a Drill Sargent in the Marine Corps..so beware) [/B]
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #29
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Barbara..you and I have the same problem..I don't know what i will do when the N.C. family goes to bed at 9PM. I will be sleeping in the same room with Paul's niece. (she is a retired school teacher)...
You will have to sneak out and get online--we can chat! Yikes--9p.m. here is only 6p.m. where you are from. You are either going to have to adjust quickly or just resign yourself to not getting any sleep!

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Old 04-01-2008, 11:32 PM   #30
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Barbara......I'm setting an alarm clock for you that will deliver a computer shock if you stay up too late :)......I've witnessed first hand how late you stay up online because your wee hours are my late afternoons..........and you need your sleep, GF........


Marge.......I bet I have an idea as to the top 3 winners.......when your new woodshed is built we need to have an inauguration party and the nbr. 1 visitor needs to break a champagne bottle over the front door and then we'll all hop into the hot tub and celebrate......Mudbug can probably get you a good deal on one...he seems to be fairly experienced in that dept.
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