I'm at the library checking my email because my beloved iMac at home is sick--and I just found an email in my personal comcast account from a student that was a 6th grader at my school last year. A student whose behavior and attitude makes him less than popular with just about every teacher. The email said "I rule, books drool". Which in kid speak basically means "you suck". Yeah, they have such good communication skills those 7th graders. And I can tell you right now, if this kid is enrolled at the middle school next door to us, I'm going over there Monday and make a surprise visit to him.
Sometimes this job is just full of little surprises.