It's the subbing busy season. I've worked every day this week so far, and it looks likely that I'll work tomorrow as well. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Today was a pretty nice day until 6th period. 6th period was difficult. Periodically, they broke into song.
It was an 8th grade U.S. history class. They had a worksheet. The lesson plan stated that they had been difficult yesterday for a sub and a guest speaker, therefore today they were to work individually on the assignment.
"Work individually" is code for work quietly. No talking.
I got them seated. I got the assignment out to them. I was working on the quiet part. They got nearly quiet. Then one girl started singing, and several of her classmates joined in. I told them to stop. They did. Then a minute later, a new song would pop up.
The problem was they did not understand why I didn't want them singing in class.
One girl said to her friend, "I don't care if she's writing my name down. I got my work done. I'm doing nothing wrong."
Tomorrow is Friday. Next week is spring break. Whew.