"Mr. N has a zero period..."
I wasn't sure why this mattered as I checked in on Monday. I would have been too late to school to cover it, and besides, there is no zero period on Mondays. But I was missing one key piece of information--the teacher was going to be out all week. And the secretary assumed that I was going to cover it.
(Normally, the sub caller would have given me the week assignment when she called, but for some reason she hadn't mentioned the week thing when I talked to her. I'm going to blame that oversight on Monday.)
I am not a morning person. Left to my own devices, I'm lucky if I'm awake before 10 AM.
And yet, I said I'd do it.
I mean, AP Calculus. How hard could it be? Well, besides starting at 6 AM?
What sort of individual willingly gets up and goes to school at 6 AM every day? For a year?
The class contained four students. (This was the second year of AP Calculus. The first year met 3rd period.) Two juniors and two seniors. The top of the class (well, not the number one, but numbers two and three of the senior class. The topic came up). Three of them morning people. (The fourth was just really committed to her education.)
All four attended all week. Even though they knew they had a sub.
How I managed to get through the week, I'm still not sure. (Going to bed every night at 9 PM helped.)