Their teacher, who reads out of the Tattle Tub, assured that the students aren't turning into snitches as they know that these tattles are ridiculous.
Most of us have tattled in one way or another and we can't deny that sometimes, the ones we tattled about deserved it. If the American psychologist Abraham Maslow studied us in this century, he'd include tattling as one of the social needs of human nature to fulfill life.
This 'Tattle Tub' set by a second-grade teacher named Sofia Alyssa Baker—also known as @_missbteach on TikTok—has become a treasure box of fun, and 12.8 million viewers agree. The tub for tattles was a chance for her students to speak about anything that bothered them (including other students) whenever they feel the need to and this is probably one of the coolest things a teacher has ever done.
As she takes out the tattle forms from the tub, Baker first states, "Here are some of the tattles I got from my second graders on our first day of using a tattle tub." Since they were written by second graders, the complaints were written in broken English but meant to be in an extremely serious tone which made the forms funnier. She started reading the first one. "She keeped showing off because her markers are sented," which possibly means "she kept showing off because her markers are scented."
The second complaint read, "Saying butcheecs butcheecs butcheecs," which hilariously translates to "saying butt cheeks, butt cheeks, butt cheeks." Another submission read, "She blam me that I put name tag in my desk," which could be interpreted as "she blamed me for putting her name tag in my desk." One revealed, "Bossing me around every day." Another stated, "She kikt me 2 times," which translates to "she kicked me two times." Yet another one read, "She put things on her eyes and roll her eyes at me."
In a follow-up video of the tattling treasure, the teacher explained a few rules. The forms can only be filled out by students once they finish all their work, when they are going for recess or lunch, or whenever she is not teaching. She resumes reading a few more very serious complaints.
"He tells me I have seventeen eyes," read one of them. "In science, she was talking behind my back mean things that were not true" (she could have just filled out the tattle form). "He was getting in my business when I said mind your own bess wax's," read another. "She was looking at my tattle form when I said do not look ofcrouse" one disclosed.
Comments on the videos were filled with laughing emojis. "Imagine doing something and someone starts passive-aggressively marching towards the tattle tub," joked @the_official_germany. "I'm getting a tattle tub for my husband and me," wrote @liittleeniightmaarees. "'She kikt me two tims' is when I lost it," commented @athenaforney. "I NEED MORE OF THESE PLEASE BC THE TEA IS REAL LOL," added @rroseman10. "I kinda wanna put one in my high school room," thought @mortemrose.
Baker also addressed that the students aren't turning into snitches since they are aware that these tattles are ridiculous and know that no one would like to waste their time on these. Expressing their thoughts also helps them feel heard and valued. A creative first-grade teacher has similarly set up a 'Tattle Monster' for their students and read a few out loud on Tiktok in 2022. We half feel like filling a 'Tattle Tub' ourselves with workplace tattles.