Friday, September 16, 2016

Reminded


Health class. Sixth period. It was the beginning of the period, so I was explaining the assignment. As I was doing so, I looked over as one student folded a paper airplane. And threw it.

Seriously?

Freshmen...

Somehow, I managed to let him know that wasn't appropriate. I finished my instructions and let them get to work.

The boy didn't do a whole heck of a lot. Neither did most of his table. This wasn't especially note-worthy as it would be easily apparent to the teacher that those boys turned little to nothing in. (The previous day they had blatantly disregarded the "answer in complete sentences" instruction. I have a feeling I was looking at the F-table.)

And besides, I was kind of busy with Asia.

At the end of class, I held him, Asia, and a couple other students back because they failed to comply with my "be seated" instruction. I gave them a stern 30-second talking to, and then I released them.

The boy hovered for a moment.

"Are you going to put my name in the note?"

Me: "Of course."

Thanks for reminding me, kid. (Since Asia sucked all the air from the room, I had forgotten all about it.)

37 comments:

  1. LOL, he should have stayed quiet, but at least he knew you write notes.

    betty

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  2. I don't know how you do it Liz! I just wouldn't have the patience!! Sending you a huge bunch of roses!! Virtual of course!!

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  3. He should have kept his big mouth shut!

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    1. You'd think he'd have learned that by now...

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  4. If only he hadn't said something. lol

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    1. Yup. It would have totally slipped my mind.

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  5. That'll teach him! Ha. I bet he wishes he could take that back.

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    1. Well, I didn't tell him that. I deadpanned and let him think that I would have even if he hadn't said anything. I catch more miscreants that way...

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    1. There are days when I get choruses of "Am I on the bad list?" (Usually on days when there is no "bad list".) So, I've instituted a rule. Anyone who asks if their name is on the "bad list" automatically gets added to it. Cuts way back on the questions (although there was one boy who asked that question after hearing the rule).

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  7. He'd be kicking himself if he knew. Of course, it wouldn't be an issue if he just did what he was supposed to do!

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  8. Oh, I'm smiling! Don't quite know why. Still waiting to hear if Asia reported you, lol. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Well, I was back there today for the second time this week, and I haven't been called into the principal's office...

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  9. I notice most Freshman and time they become Senior they have an entirely different look on life.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Oh yes. So true. There's a good chance this boy and I will get along splendidly in a couple years.

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  10. Smh, if you had to ask chances are you do deserve to be on it. Good luck subbing and hopefully it just gets better from here out.

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    1. That's why whenever a kiddo asks if he/she is on the "bad list" and they aren't, I ask them what they did. Because obviously I missed something...

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  11. Aren't you glad that you don't have to write the report cards and visit with the parents?

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  12. Learning a lesson I did long ago... Keep your mouth shut.

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  13. Oh no! That's such a tough age group. They're still trying to figure out where they fit in the high school world...not quite children but not quite adults.

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    1. They think they're more mature than they are.

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  14. Oh dead, he came so close to getting away with it!

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    1. And it was such a minor thing, too...

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  15. SARCASM ON
    Yeah, working with the National Honor Society can be trying.
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    God bless you for your patience.

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    1. Not really. Only a couple bad apples. Of course, that colors the whole period.

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  17. lol. Love that you had forgotten and he reminded you. Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut. :)

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    1. I forget all sorts of things, especially on difficult days. (Or difficult periods. This was not a difficult day.) There's only so much I can keep in my head at once.

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