On top of that, I was encouraged to hear that the bullying behavior my son experienced from the 8th graders last year was unprecedented. As the teacher said, “Our 8th graders last year were the worst bunch of kids I have ever taught. They were just mean kids!” He encouraged us that this year would be a lot different and that the new bunch of 8th graders were a good group.
And as a bonus, the principal from last year was moved to another school, let’s just say that nobody shed a tear over that. In fact, I believe there was a celebration among both the students and parents, us included.
So with all that, I’m feeling very optimistic about 7th grade. What a difference good teachers make!