Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No Lesson Plans

I really shouldn't have been surprised. The call was late. The secretary, as she checked me in, informed me that Mr. C was going to cover Ms. D's 5th period, so since he called out the extra assignment was mine. So, not a planned absence.

Still, it was a shock to find no lesson plans in the classroom.

In my usual scramble, I noted that on the board the teacher had written: "Benchmark exam tomorrow." Well, if he told the class yesterday that the benchmark was tomorrow...

Then I noticed on the floor next to my feet a big clear bag with benchmark exams in it. Score!

I pulled everything out. I was just getting to the sorting when the phone rang. The teacher. The lesson plan? Benchmark exams.

Okay, then.


  1. Good grief! I wonder if the students would have told you they were to have benchmark exams if he hadn't called... :)

  2. Hooray for finding those exams.

  3. That sounds like good organisation... hehe

    1. But I did get that phone call. I just should stop going to panic as my first option.

  4. Whew. A nice quiet exam period for you. Not a bad day. Well, maybe for the kids.

  5. Yay for Benchmark exams. This almost makes up for Minimum Day Scramble.

    VR Barkowski

  6. Well done with the story told in the fewest words possible.
    A - Z Challenge

  7. It's great when it all works out, right?


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