Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Challenge?

Another August Thursday at the continuation high school...

Considering the issues I had with this group just two weeks ago (on this day, this day, and this day), I was expecting more fodder for the blog. Nope. They did their work (mostly), and I needed to find ways to fill my day.

The teacher's desk was piled with worksheets. The students kind of work at their own pace, so at any given time, there can be as many as five different assignments out with them. And they were all stacked in one pile.

I noticed that a few had been paper clipped together into like assignments, so I decided my task for the day would be to finish sorting the rest.

Fourth period came in. I gave my usual speech, took roll, made sure everyone had something to work on, and then I went back to the sorting of the worksheets. I hadn't been at it two minutes when something made me look over at the class.

Two boys were on the floor doing push ups.

Huh?

I didn't even say anything I was so stunned. The look I gave them must have conveyed this, as they stopped the exercise immediately. They said something about "a challenge" and then went back to their desks.

And the craziest part--the rest of the class sat back and calmly watched the show.

Well, that had to go in the note. I couldn't not share that with Mr. H.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Juan was in that class. He had his backpack on. I guess he won his battle.

11 comments:

  1. LOL. I could just see it happening. Teenage boys are so competitive. =)

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  2. I once had a kid decide to change his clothes in the middle of class. I looked up, and he was half undressed. When I asked what he was doing, he answered as though I were the odd one.

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  3. Oh, so backpack boy got his bag to keep his tampons in. Good for him.

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  4. I almost forgot you're back in school now. It seems like just yesterday you were going into reruns for the summer!

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    1. Only the continuation high school (which is on a year-round schedule) is in session. The rest of the schools start back up in September.

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  5. Ever figure out what the challenge might have been?

    betty

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  6. Hahaha! Boys. Seriously great fodder for books. Oh, my. I didn't realize you worked at an all year round school. Yikes!

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    1. Only the continuation high school is on a year-round schedule.

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  7. Oh brother! Boys will be boys and do what they can to screw up a class

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  8. I don't see many of the physically competitive type of teen boys in my day to day life but today I was at the Mall of America with a friend. There was a breakdance battle going on. It was really interesting to watch the way the contestants (all male) related to each other.

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