Yeah, these are the kids that aren't very self-motivated, so I wasn't surprised when most of them spent the day writing their names in bubble letters rather than doing the history assignment. More of them worked than I expected, though.
My lesson plan stated that they got a 20 minute break. They told me that the break actually lasted all of 3rd period. So, when I tried to get them back into the class after a half hour, they fought me. Sigh.
It wasn't as terrible today as I expected. But those kids can be draining. I just wish they would realize the opportunity that they are throwing away.