I'm volunteering in Big Kid's class this year and his teacher has me helping the kids with math.
This is funny since my math abilities are near a second grade level.
What's not funny is how annoying these little bastards can be.
Every week, no one has a sufficiently sharpened pencil. I come in at 1:50...what do they write with prior to this? I have to make them do time tests in small groups, where they have 2 minutes to do 40 problems (these tests were the bane of my 2nd grade existence, so I feel for them) and at least half of each group tries to cheat by starting the test before I say they can. Then they deny that they have started when I call them out on it--I'm sitting right there, little cheaters, I can see you.
A couple of them just flat out don't listen. Ever. At all. They especially don't give a rat's ass about the 2 minute timed tests. When the teacher sees me trying to reason with them, she gives me this laughing "Do you see what I deal with?" smile--and doesn't intervene.
And I don't blame her because I only see them an hour a week and if I could escape them for that hour, I would too.
She's got to be medicated. How else could she stand it?