"Ms. Y told me she was going to be out, and she wanted me to tell you what we're doing today."
It was fifth period. I had lesson plans. I had been following said lesson plans all day. But I wanted to see what the girl would say, so I let her continue.
"We're working on vocabulary. And we can sit anywhere we want."
Um, yeah, right. I don't think so. Although, I give her points for coming up with a plausible assignment. I expected a "we can just hang out/we don't have any work to do" explanation. But the sit anywhere bit I was not buying.
Oh, and for the record: this was an honors class.