Friday, January 6, 2017

Trying to Return


It was 5th period on my second or third day in Ms. D's class. I called out the names of those I was marking absent. The class informed me that Diego was no longer a member of the class. I checked the online roll sheet and verified that he was no longer listed. (I was taking roll via the seating chart.)

I talked to Ms. D a few days into her absence. I had a couple questions about other things. I mentioned in passing that Diego was no longer in period 5. She was quite happy about that. She explained that he was the most difficult student in that period. I was just happy that he had been pulled before I began covering.

Then on Tuesday, my fifth day in the class, I had separated a couple students who had been verbally sparring, taking advantage of the open seat Diego had left. Only, there was Diego, claiming his seat.

He informed me this was his class. I said I thought he had been dropped. But, students are removed and returned to class without me being notified all the time. (I'm a sub. I don't get the official emails.) So, I said I'd double check to see if he was back on the roll.

I logged into the system. (The online computer attendance is always up to date.) No Diego enrolled in period 5. I turned back around... And Diego was no longer in the room.

Ah. I see. He was trying to "visit". That is, he was going to play like he belonged in class. I know that game.

I don't want to imagine what ruckus he would have caused. Period 5 was difficult enough without him riling things up more.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - little devil and how they have the audacity ... takes the biscuit - enjoy the weekend - cheers Hilary

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  2. Aw! He knew you were subbing that day and just came by to see you. Right? ;)

    Glad he realized you knew and got out before causing trouble. SOunds like you had your hands full enough with the other kids. :)

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    1. As we'd never met before, I'm sure it wasn't me specifically he was there to see. Probably wanted to check up with his "homies".

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  3. It's kind of ironic that he sounds like a kid who would do anything to get out of class, and the minute he's out of it can't wait to come back and visit!

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    1. In this case it was more about the adults who were trying to get the kid a different placement. Due to him being a disruption in all the classes.

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  4. I guess there must be some sort of thrill from sneaking into a class that you're not supposed to be in although I totally don't get it. It must be part of the game "Let's Drive the Sub Crazy."

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  5. Gotta love the cheeky ones, especially when they are not the winners

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    1. Most especially when they aren't the winners ;)

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  6. So where exactly was Diego supposed to be? Does anyone know?

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  7. I wonder if he ever went to the class he was supposed to go to.

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    1. Interesting question. One that belongs to the attendance office, thankfully.

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  8. That is kind of ironic that he snuck into class.

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  9. Oh oy. Glad you didn't' have to deal with him for too long.

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  10. This kid snuck into class? I thought they always try to sneak out? Glad you don't have to deal with at least this one brat..um, i mean, kid.

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