One of these girls was a huge pain in class and the other was generally very pleasant, but easily excitable and distracted. They've grown quite a bit in maturity and are excitedly looking forward to college. They were in high spirits after our chat and went to go back to their desks. This is where our problem happens.
The teacher refuses them reentry into the classroom because "they left the room." What? Is this real life? Sure was. The teacher told them that she was being sarcastic and they should have known the difference. Really lady? You sit at your desk all day, kick out or refuse entry to the kids you don't like, and make up grades while you sit and watch youtube the whole class. I've never wanted to be unprofessional and fire up a teacher as bad as I did yesterday.
Besides the fact that most people on the planet struggle with sarcasm and the discernment of intent in general conversation, there is no reason to be this inflexible with these girls. Are you having a bad day? Do they generally get under your skin? Maybe. All of those are valid, but have a heart one time for me. I had them as students too, I get it, but it's not their fault you're disgruntled. Not entirely anyway. You were like this before they were on your roster.
Sarcastic Dallas Teachers