Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Swear Jar

I am one empty baking soda can away from creating a swear jar for my classroom. It may be the nearness of the holidays but the four letter words have been flying a little more regularly. Now I realize the predominance of swearing in their little 14 year old lives, so I don't do more than warnings for the occasional slip. As long as it is a slip. If they ever say any word in anger to another student or towards myself, you better believe they will be marching their A double S to the principal's office, possible swearing again the whole way.

My students found the idea of a swear jar totally amusing. Many had never even heard of the concept. Half probably hear the most swearing at home. If I had to parent some of them full time, I'd get a potty mouth too. After a classwide warning, one cheeky student decided to try his luck.

Student: "What starts with "F" and ends with "uck?"

Me: "Student! Inappropriate. Warning!"

Student: "firetruck" :)


afton said...

if only they could focus a little bit of that cleverness on their actual school work we'd be in business!

Merkley Jiating said...

That is very clever.

lindser-lou said...

little twerp.

RatalieNose said...

I've never heard of a swear jar.


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