Back to school today. One student lost his winter coat in school for the second time this year the day before our break started. It was a high of 32 degrees today and he came to school in a sweatshirt and a windbreaker. I gave him a winter coat.
Another student brought his christmas present to school to show me. He giggled excitedly as he pulled a swiss army knife out of his pocket completely unaware that he had just brought a weapon into school. In any other school he most likely would have been suspended. At my school we confiscated the knife until the end of the day and explained to him why he can't bring a knife to school.
I wish more schools were like this.