Nature's eighth grader
During the MCA test, when a student finished a section, they were supposed to raise their hand and I was supposed to come over and put an orange sticker sealing the section off. There were a few boys who would raise their hands and then when I came over with the sticker, they would say, "I'm just stretching." Then they'd do it again and again and again. Why? Just to be annoying, that's why.
The kids had two hours to do two sections of the test. All the eighth graders in the building were testing at the same time and if they had to leave their room to use the bathroom, I was supposed to call an escort to bring them. I told them before the testing started to go to the bathroom if they had to go. None did. During testing 8 boys (no girls) needed me to call an escort to go to the bathroom. EIGHT. And they wouldn't make it convenient for the escort at all. She would come to get one, then when she brought him back she would ask if there was anyone else. There never was until about five minutes later when she had gone all the way back to the office. Then another boy would have to go.
After everyone was done with the test, there were about 45 minutes left of testing time and I had to keep them in the room and keep them quiet. I gave them a ball and told them to play silent-ball, which is a popular middle-school game. They couldn't handle it. They would toss the ball a few times and then one of the boys would rifle it at the class nerd as hard as he could. The second time a nerd got nailed with the ball I took it away and made them sit down with their heads on their desks.
I see now why wars throughout history were fought with teenage boys. They would drive the adults crazy to the point where the adults would find a reason to start a war and send the boys off to fight it. Did you know that Alexander the Great's father sent him away to school to learn from Aristotle at the Temple of the Nymphs when he was 13? And knowing what an enormous burden Aristotle was taking on, King Philip, Alexander's father, agreed to rebuild Aristotle's hometown of Stageira, (which Philip had razed) and to repopulate it by buying and freeing the ex-citizens who were slaves, or pardoning those who were in exile.
Aristotle asking Alexander if he's really done with the section of the GCA test, and not just "stretching" again.