Friday, December 16, 2016

Impromptu Party


Friday. It was a cold, dreary day at the middle school. 4th period I had "leadership", i.e. the student government.

Leadership (or ASB at the high school) is a weird sort of class. On sub days, they generally don't have anything to do. So, I sit back and watch. Normally, I abhor "free days", but in this case, these kiddos tend to be responsible (hence, them being in student government), and my presence is mostly "ceremonial".

Earlier in the day, I had gotten this text from the teacher (I had texted him on another matter for a different period first):
Pizza is being delivered for [student] during 4th. It's a surprise. 
So, when the classroom phone rang and the office told me that they needed a student to come to the office, I knew who and I knew why. So, I sent her.

She returned with a wagon full of In-n-Out. Apparently, it wasn't as much of a surprise as I had been led to believe. She explained to the class that it was her birthday and her father had treated the whole class. (He told her he was bringing pizza, but this got swapped out at the last minute.)

The class was thrilled. So thrilled, in fact, that someone said they should make a video expressing thanks and send it to the girl's father. (They did.) They sang "Happy Birthday" to her. And they enjoyed their treat.

After, several students complained that they were stuffed. (Most had started eating their lunch in class before she returned with the wagon.)

Sometimes I get to be there for the party. It's rare.

21 comments:

  1. What a nice surprise! That was sweet to of the students expressing their gratitude to the girl's father :)

    betty

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  2. What a wonderful surprise.
    Coffee is on

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  3. How fun! That's definitely a great class. I would have preferred the pizza though :P

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  4. Wow, we never had burger parties when I was in school (I assume that's what in and out is). Weird. And a weird class generally. when I was in school, that was extra-curricular.

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    1. My schools always had an ASB class. It became the elective.

      And yes, In-n-Out is a fast food burger chain.

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  5. What a truly wonderful surprise :)

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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  6. WOW! I have always heard so much about In and Out Burger! We don't have them in Kansas! Nice of the father to send that treat!!

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    1. Yeah, they're regional to the southwest. I bet they'll expand eventually.

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  7. That's such a nice idea. I'd have loved something like that when I was at school.

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  8. They sound like a nice bunch to have for a change.

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    1. I just don't talk much about the good groups. They make for boring blog posts, usually.

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  9. That was nice of them to remember to thank the dad. I hope you got a burger too!

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  10. What a great dad! I had to look up In-n-Out as we don't have that here in England!
    That's Purrfect

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  11. This is wonderful! Nice to hear some nice students for a change

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    1. I have them more often than is indicated on the blog. Easy classes make for boring blog posts.

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  12. I was thinking the same thing as Birgit. I'm glad you got to join in the fun. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Yeah, well, if it was all rainbows and kittens, my blog would have to be about something else ;)

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