One of my five-year-old boys, L, showed his extended middle finger to another child at lunch yesterday. I wasn't in the room at the time, but my assistant was. She talked to L, and asked him if he knew what the finger meant. He knew it was "something bad."
Later that same day he hit another child. So I had to email his parents about the incidents. Conferences are at the end of the week, so at least we'll have a topic of discussion, right?
Today, during recess he was found behind one of the play structures with a boy from another class. They were taking turns pulling down each other's pants and laughing.
There's no accountability these days.