Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ghost Town


It was Tuesday at the continuation high school, and the place was nearly empty. Lines for food during snack and lunch were nearly nonexistent. And I had three students in class per period.

Much of the school had gone on a field trip.

I heard the numbers, so I did a quick calculation. Roughly 31% of the school went. (It's a small school, so that's not a very large number.)

In fact, that's why I was there. The teacher I covered was one of the chaperones.

So, it was a pretty easy day. Most of those that didn't go didn't want to get up that early. The buses left at 6 AM. Although, a couple just weren't interested.

Where did they go? To the taping of a TV show. (One of the joys of living in L.A. County.)

Hey, it was a nice way for them to get out of the usual. And it made it a really easy day for me.

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  1. I would have enjoyed that field trip!

    Betty

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  2. Gosh, that is an unusual field trip--at least for someone who lives in a small, rural town!!!

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    1. We've got lots of things close by that they can do. End of year amusement park trips come to mind. There are some advantages to L.A.

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  3. That sounds like a fun field trip! And yay for an easy day for you :D

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    1. Yup. It's nice when they get to do something fun.

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  4. That would be such a cool field trip. I definitely would have gotten up early for that one. Well, depending on what TV show it was...

    Nice to have those easy days once in a while.

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  5. I would've gotten up early for that! How cool. They're regret not going.

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  6. It's nice to get an easy day once in a while.

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  7. I would have loved that field trip! What was the TV show?

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  8. Field trips are great. Sure hope all enjoyed there self.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Me too. It sounds like they had a good time. (I was there the next day, too.)

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  9. I would have gotten up that early to see the taping of a TV show. I would do that now! Oh well, some just don't care which meant an easy day for you which is always good

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    1. It depends on if they were into that sort of thing. For those that were, it was worth it.

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  10. My elementary school class actually went to a taping of a TV game show (back in 1963) - unfortunately, I had broken my leg three days before and wasn't able to go. Alas. So don't let anyone tell you they didn't do that kind of stuff in the "good old days". Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, what a bummer! Which game show? That would have been a great trip for you to go to. (I think nowadays they would be able to make an accommodation for someone with a broken leg.)

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  11. Oh yippee! Hope you had some knitting to get on with?

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    1. Nah. I didn't think to bring it. I got other things done, however.

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  12. Three kids! Oh how that would be heavenly! Go you!

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    1. Ah yes, love the days when the classes are small.

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  13. That is an interesting field trip. Might inspire some career choices or at least inspire fitness.
    In last week's NY times book review, they highlighted a book titled "Substitute" by Nicholas Baker. “Substitute,” a meticulously detailed account of his 28 days working as a K-12 substitute teacher in a Maine public school district..."
    The book, according to the reviewer is a "laudable if elusive aim is to show “what life in classrooms” is “really like.”
    I thought of you when I saw the review. Might be an interesting read for you.

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  14. That sounds like a fun subbing day. And not having to get up early? Yay! … but I must ask what field trip these other kids were missing out on?

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    1. Yeah, well, since it wasn't a school event per se, it wasn't a requirement.

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