I have subbed in three 5th grade classrooms this week. Man, I tell you what. The lack of respect the students had for each other and for me was something else. The words that were said to each other and the way they were spoken was appalling to me. I love 5th graders, and the kid’s development stage, and the curriculum. But, I tell you after today, I am just to the point of not wanting to even sub anymore. It wears me out both physically and emotionally. I just hope that I can display to my own children, someday, how to respect another persons: younger, peer, or older.