Announcements (5 min)
Every day at the beginning of 2nd period they do the Pledge and the morning announcements. Being near the end of the year this might have taken longer than 5 minutes, but I was rounding here.
Silent reading (10 min)
In every class in this middle school the students read a book of their choosing for 10 minutes at the beginning of the period.
Fire drill (20 min)
Return textbooks (10 min)
Today was the day that this class was scheduled to take their Spanish books back to the library (each teacher has an assigned day). So, I got to escort the students out of class again, and escort them back.
They did not have a lot of time to work on the assignment. The period is 63 minutes long.
Crazy day. Remember, these were 7th graders, so all this excitement (you saw the fire drill up there, right?) made them a little more hyper than normal (and normal is pretty hyper already). I was so happy to get a nice, normal, boring 3rd period.