Three-day weekends aren't a good idea at the continuation high school. First period, a girl walked in and informed me that she wasn't going to be able to do any work today. Why? She was hung over.
Good thing the lesson plan was a video.
They were finishing up The Outsiders. As luck would have it, I was their sub when they started the movie a couple weeks ago. (They've been reading the book in class.) It was nice for me. I finally got to see the end! This is a rare occurrence.
Because the movie wasn't going to take all period, they had time to finish a previous assignment afterwards. I warned them about this before starting the movie.
As it was on DVD, I started the movie in the chapter just before they left off last time. I expected complaints about having to watch some stuff over. I got only one.
It was second period. One student insisted that he had not seen the part I started at. He claimed that he had not seen when the two characters got haircuts--five chapters previous.
I knew he was lying. I also knew what he was up to. If he got me back far enough, they wouldn't have time to do any writing-type work.
I would have done it, but I wanted to make sure that we got to the end today, and I didn't want to take any chances. Maybe that's too nice of me, but I didn't have to battle them today. I tend to be nicer when I don't have to battle them.
As it was, they had less than 15 minutes of book work time. And they got an excellent note.