After a little over a week with them not so long ago, I knew what I was in for. But I had the luxury of knowing this ahead of time (okay, only since 5:20 AM). I knew who I was going to see today. They did not.
Oh, it was priceless. I sat behind the teacher's desk as first period walked in. And I watched them come in and see me. They were not happy. A couple of them came in, walked out, and came back in again. ("Not you!") One even threatened to go to tardy sweep. I did not react at all.
They were good today. Well, most of them were. But since I knew them, I did not have to refer to the seating chart to call the "bad" ones out by name.
It was fun. It's these little things that really make my day.