Friday, January 8, 2016

Random Polls


It was two days before their winter break. I had an 8th grade English class (with Blaine!). And they were... well... kind of how you'd expect.

The period started. I had just gotten them settled enough to explain the assignment. As I began explaining about the story they were about to hear, a voice from the side of the classroom announced:

"How many of you like Kool-Aid?"

Half the class raised their hands.

I glared at the boy. Abraham. Why? Where had that...?

I just about got them settled again when Abraham asked another question.

I growled at him. That's when I noticed he wasn't in his assigned seat.

First I told him to get to his proper seat. Then I had to explain the inappropriateness of shouting out non-sequitur questions while I was trying to get class started.

8th graders. *shakes head*

28 comments:

  1. Yep. Sure sounds like 8th graders to me...especially with winter break looming. :)

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  2. Maybe he had some Kool-Aid to sell. And I know I'd be terrified if you growled at me :)

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  3. I do not recall 8th grade (as a student) with fond memories. Some things don't change. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I have some very vivid memories of myself as an 8th grader. There's a reason why I call them evil.

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  4. As an eighth grader myself I would have been sent to the office. But that was in the 60's. Times have changed. The kids seem to have more control than we did!

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    1. I probably should have sent him to the office for that. But finding the proper paperwork was beyond me at that point.

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  5. I bet he got written up on your accounting of the day for the teacher :)

    betty

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    1. Probably. She's not too keen on their misbehavior.

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  6. Funny story! (Though maybe not so much for you.) I didn't even know Kool Aid still existed. :)

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    1. It does. I've used it to dye things...

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  7. I'd give him a test on the spot and he'd never do it again :)

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  8. Kids get so antsy before winter break. They'd rather do silly polls than school work.

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    1. Well, one kid would rather. The others just went along with it.

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  9. Kids: The Kings of Random. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Well then tell us..... the results must surely have been riveting...how many of the blighters like Kool Aid?

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  11. They love the sensationalist stuff don't they? Painful.

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  12. I'm curious about the second question...

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    1. And if I could recall what it was, I'd tell you.

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  13. Wah! Curious now...but more curious...do you shut them off or answer?

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    1. Shut them off. (He was talking to the class, anyway. Not me.)

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  14. In elem. school, those days are spent in glue and glitter. I don't which is worse...

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