It's Friday and I was back at the continuation high school. Yep, I'm there a lot. But Friday is the day to be there.
The students were supposed to be working on anything they hadn't finished this week. For those whose work was up-to-date there was an extra credit crossword puzzle. The lesson plan described it thusly: "Crosswords are officially just extra-credit, but you don't have to tell them that."
I walked around the room, giving crossword puzzles to students who had no other work. One girl was about to refuse the paper, but first she asked, "Is that worth credit?"
I debated and decided on the truth: "It's extra credit."
Girl: "Oh, okay then. I want it."
Something similar happened two other times. So, just when I thought telling them that it was extra credit was the way to go, I got another student who decided against doing the puzzle just because it was extra credit.
But it was Friday, so we got out early. Yeah.