Question about inappropriate talk in classroom

Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by thesub, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. thesub

    thesub Comrade

    Sep 9, 2008
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    Nov 25, 2014

    Hi all: I am a new aide in 2nd grade, the teacher is also new to 2nd grade (she taught preschool before). Whenever the boys get a chance, they talk of farting, butt, poop etc. If the teacher hears them, she will give them a look or just say,"it is inappropriate" and then move on.
    So I also do the same, just remind them this is "inappropriate."

    My question is: as a p/t aide, do I have the authority to do more than this? What else can I do to cut out this kind of talk? The teacher says I can move the kids' cards to yellow (red means parent gets a call). However, the kids always get a chance to get back to green cards and all is well. So the kids know there is no real consequence to inappropriate talk.

    Is this a boy thing and will this pass as they grow older? How do you all handle this? Am I being too sensitive about this? I have been a sub the past several years where I did not have listen to this silly talk day after day after day.

    Thank you so much and have a great Thanksgiving!
  3. TamaraF

    TamaraF Companion

    Sep 19, 2012
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    Nov 25, 2014

    This is a phase. They grow out of it, but not in 2nd grade! Simply keep telling them it is not acceptable for classroom talk, and change the subject. If you give them a reaction, they will feed off of that and keep going.

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