Friday, January 18, 2008

Balancing the Equation

Today, I was supervising my "Activity and Exercise" hour. I do not remember exactly how we decided we needed to have "Activity and Exercise" hour at the school, but it doesn't matter. Once a week I supervise "Activity and Exercise" hour for about fifteen kids. This would be called 'recess' if they were not teenagers.

Anyway, I was chatting with Gershon, and somehow the topic of Christmas tree ornaments came up. Gershon told me that a few months ago he put a firecracker into a Christmas ornament, and took some shrapnel when the thing blew up.

"I'm sorry you got hurt," said I, "but Gershon, you must have realized when you put a firecracker in a glass sphere..."

"I didn't totally balance the equation," he admitted.

That may sum up the teenage male experience.

Later in the day, Yochanan, who is approximately six foot one, took a leap in my classroom and cracked his skull, hard, against the ceiling.

Didn't totally balance the equation. That's all I've got to say.


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Batya said...

My teenage male students don't realize that if they don't do the work, they won't get good grades.