Last week, I covered the US History class. First period had 24 students enrolled. Something like 17 showed up.
This isn't entirely a ditch thing. The continuation high school's year overlaps with the end of summer school, so many of the students who haven't been coming to class have been attending that. They can't be in two places at once.
Still, it was kind of a shock to get four students in a class where 14 were enrolled.
I looked at the group. I looked at the roll sheet.
I hate calling out roll. With no seating chart, calling roll is the most efficient way to get the roll taken. Except in this case.
So, instead, with clipboard and roster in hand, I walked up to each student.
"What's your name?"
Because I really hate stumbling over names. And most of them weren't there to correct me, anyway.