I have been teaching 6th grade for the past 5 years. Before I was a sixth grade teacher, I worked in a high school. I absolutely prefer Middle School aged children. High school students rarely want to listen and learn. It’s much easier to teach the kids at the middle school level. I teach science and math to the students. I have six classes during the day and one free period. During my free time, I grade papers and work in the classroom. From time to time, I will go to the teachers lounge instead of my classroom. The teachers lounge has a ductless air conditioner and it works better than the AC in the classroom. I was in the teachers lounge last week grading papers when I suddenly had to use the restroom. The boys bathroom is right across the hall from the teachers lounge, so I decided to use the students bathroom instead of walking across the building to the teachers’ lavatory. As soon as I answered the boys bathroom, I smelled a familiar yet disgusting odor. I knew right away that the smell was marijuana. I looked in all of the stalls and no one was in the bathroom. I didn’t see any signs of marijuana in the garbage can either, but clearly someone had just been smoking in there. I went to the teachers that have students in the same hallway. I got a list of the students who had used the bathroom that period and then I took that list to the principal. Nobody should be smoking marijuana in the boys 6th grade bathroom.