16 Grating Student Comments Every Middle School Teacher Endures At Least Once A Day

Kevin Dooley
Kevin Dooley

1. “Ooh! Ooh! Oooooh! I know! I know! Pick me!…Wait, what was the question?”

2. “Do we haaaaaaave to?”

3. “When is this class over?”

4. “Can we please sit wherever we want?”

5. “Can we listen to music while we work on [insert project].”

6. “Is this going to be graded?”

7. “I don’t get it.”

8. “Can we sit on the floor today?”

9. “You should bring us treats on Friday.”

10. Teacher: “This project will be due next Wednesday.” Student: “When’s this due?”

11. “Is it time to pack up?”

12. “When’s the test?”

13. “Do we have to do this entire thing?”

14. Teacher: “Who remembers what we talked about yesterday? **Crickets.**

15. “Can we leave early today?”

16. “Test? What test?!” TC mark

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