It has been a while since I've covered a single elementary class.
Today's 3rd graders managed to be excessively loud AND reasonably productive, all at the same time.
Early in the day, after I had explained to the kids that I was leaving their teacher a note, and that it already contained several references to their excessive volume, one kid managed to sneak me a slip of paper while my back was turned. It contained a "World's Best Teacher" award, and it was signed, "The Kid in the Black Gap Shirt."
I thought that was pretty insightful, seeing as if he had signed his name, I wouldn't have known who it was from.
Also, this was only two hours into class, I think they award may have been a bit premature.
I got to cover a recess. At one point, while watching the kids on the snow hill, one girl got to the top and screamed, "NO ONE CAN JUDGE WOMEN!" I have no idea why she said this, but it was met with cheers from the other girls on the snow hill.