And then, within the same day, I decide to record the number of times ONE of my students yells out in a 30 minute period. 45 times. For the record, that is an average of 1.5 outbursts per minute. Multiplied by 40 students, that is 1800 outbursts per half hour. 3600 per hour. Seven hours a day, that's 25, 200. Putting this in perspective, that is quashing 126,000 unsolicited outbursts per week. As much as I love teaching junior high, I think I might just love summer more. I can go to the nicklecade and play whack-a-mole when I get lonely. It fulfills the same basic need.