Today, same period, same girl, same question. I would think that after yesterday (when I actually lectured on a topic new to them and they actually took notes), the girl would have figured out that she can't miss class. Apparently not.
Earlier in the day today, another girl commented upon my makeup. She told me I looked funny. Um, okay. So, with a sweet voice, I replied that I appreciated how she took the time to tell me that I didn't look all that good, and how kind she was to comment, etc. She was offended.
Sigh. 8th graders. They just don't think.