Can anyone say, "High Maintenance?" I thought you could.
So in this one class I have the following kids:
John Birch kid
District-employee's-kid-with-more-than-a-soupcon-of-underachievement, alias You-can't-make-me kid
2 kids who can handle school only 2 hours a day
Read-a-holic kid (God bless him!)
And these are mixed in with a smattering of 2 kids with the sunniest of dispositions, a kid who only wants to talk about music, a kid who has lived in this country for three years but speaks better English than almost anyone else in the room, 2 foreign exchange students, a kid with an incredible knowledge of South Park, and a kid with a 504 a mile long who still tries really hard.
And they all get along, mostly.
It's like that painting entitled "The Peaceable Kingdom." Although I may lose my mind before rough winds finish shaking the darling buds of May.
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