I have been teaching 6th grade for around 5 years.
- Before I was working as a 6th grade teacher, I worked in a high school.
I definitely appreciate Middle School aged children, however high school students rarely have the desire to listen and learn. It’s much easier to teach the youngsters at the middle school level. I teach calculus and math to the students. I have numerous classes while in the day and one free period. During my free time, I work hard to 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 ductless A/C equipment and it works better than the AC in the classroom. I was in the teachers lounge not long ago grading papers when I had to use the restroom. The mens 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’ bathroom. As soon as I showed up at the bathroom, I was able to smell something terrible. I knew immediately that the odor was marijuana. I looked in all of the stalls but couldn’t find anybody in the bathroom. I did not notice any signs of marijuana in the garbage can either, however clearly someone had just been smoking some weed in there. I went to the teachers that have students in the same hallway. I was able to get a list of the students who had used the bathroom at that time and then we took that list to the principal! Nobody should be smoking marijuana products in the 6th grade bathroom.