Fact : Middle schoolers are perverted.
Fact : Middle school teachers, almost by necessity, have to be able to keep their minds in the gutter and think like a 14 year old boy.
Fact : I think I'm generally pretty good at this , but the kids, particularly the 8th grade boys I teach , catch me saying "dirty" things all the time.
Obviously, the middle school boys take the perversion cake. In fact, I'm relatively certain that my last period class made the boy version of a pregnancy pact -- a plan in which they tortured me with every sexual innuendo and ridiculously inappropriate comment and/ or sexual behavior they think they can get away with.
On the plus side, urban dictionary is teaching me some new vocabulary words. I'm blushing beet red less frequently when I hear things like, "Ms. G, I'm about to pull a big *insert male anatomy word of your choice* out right now" and also getting better about not screaming in disgust, and just removing the student from my classroom and sending them on to the police officer or AP, whoever's closest.
Today, I asked one of my students if he wanted to "go out" by which I meant, "are you TRYING to get kicked out of class and earn yourself a nice little referral right before you have to go to court????" He took it and ran with it, and I'm pretty sure he was the only one in the class that made this bridge in his head because the rest of us seemed to take a few seconds to catch up. He proceeded to ask me if I was really going to ask him out in front of the class, etc. so gross!!!!
Random side note: pictures of middle school shenanigans