Paper Fight (edited) (I meant I didnt think to take pictures till the started)
The Kids on my bus had asked me a few weeks back if they could have a paper fight and I said NO WAY (and thought to myself In Hell,lol) but the more I thought about it over the next few days I realized I could turn it around. So I told them we would do it the last week of school as long as everyone behaved (I had only did a handful of write ups all year and mainly the same kids) and I didn't have to write anyone up. Well they were great, well normal kids but nothing needing of write ups a talking to was enough.
So I told them we would do it on the last wednesday. A couple of them told me "My mom/dad doesn't believe me and wouldn't let me,s/he is afraid i'm gonna get written up. So I told them all "have your parents come to the bus and i'll talk to them.
A handful came to the bus and I told them "so and so didn't lose his/her mind but I might have, we are having a paper fight. So have them bring paper" Don't worry no one will be written up but there are rules to it. They all laughed and looked at me like I lost me mind. But I had a plan.
Told all the kids these were the rules. No Spit balls, No ganging on one kid, NO out the window (one piece and its over) No standing and NO throwing it at me (while i'm driving). They were great. I was throwing it back at them at stops. Let me tell you I got hit with so much paper when I stood up at the school.
I left the bus like that till I picked them up in the afternoon and handed out bags and had them all start cleaning, which they did with no problems at all, till I ran out of bags. A parent ran me out big kitchen bags. 5 kitchen pail bags full. NEVER thought it would be like that. BUT we had fun
I didn't like to take pictures till they started cleaning
EDIT::whether you allowed it or not they always throw paper the last day of school. They asked if they could do it again friday and I told them No, I did it wednesday so I wasn't cleaning my bus all afterday friday in the heat. There was not one piece of paper on my floor.
I was even asked to sign yearbooks, which I never had before