Cassie: How did the rivalry start?
June: It started off my first year. Jeff came into my class to encourage me. It was a tough year for a new teacher. We wanted to bond the two classes and to have them know each other a little more through their teachers.
Cassie: It started out so nicely, how did it get competitive?
June: Jeff always made little jokes and funny comments, so I decided it would be fun to come into his class and do the same. So I suppose the jokes made the kids get into “it” too and soon we had a little “war”.
Cassie: Do you think the rivalry will ever end?
June: I don’t think this will ever end; I hope it doesn’t! It is fun to just walk down the hallway and think I wonder if I should disrupt the Fettermans? Also the kids keep this all in fun without getting too personal is good.
Cassie: How would you describe the rivalry?
M (remains unnamed): It’s fun and competitive, but not to the point of being hurtful. It’s a good waste of time.
Cassie: Why do you think we have a rivalry?
M: I think this is just for fun. I have to admit that the Fetterman’s sometimes can’t accept the simple truth that the Gondi’s are just a step ahead in awesomeness. Yet we want to put that in perspective.
Cassie: What have you done to make this clear?
M: We have gone into their classroom and sung a song about how awesome we are. And we try to ignore them as much as we can when they disrupt us.
Cassie: Is the feud more between the kids or the teachers?
M: I think the feuding is more between the kids because they don’t have to work together like the teacher’s do.
There you have it. I think as a Gondi class member, I can objectively say that we are pretty great. And even though we have a history of trying to annoy each other, we get along pretty well.