Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Big Fat Lie

The class was to watch The Odyssey. One instruction stood out:
Instruct the students to remove all backpacks and bags from their laps and desks. Too much temptation to eat in class or use cell phones.
Easy enough.

I did my usual intro, explained what they were doing, and I passed out their questions. (They had a list of questions to answer that went along with what they were watching.) That's when I caught the boy with a Hot Cheeto in his hand.

"Put away the food."

The boy: "But she lets us eat in class."

Oh really? Seems to me that note in the lesson plan says otherwise. I said as much to the student.

Busted.

He put away the food without further incident. Freshmen, sigh.

Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...


Did your teachers let you eat in class? Ever try to sneak a bite in?

Oh, and one last thing... The blog I captain for my Etsy team is doing a B theme today as well. I'd love it if you'd stop by and check it out. It's heavy on images and light on text.

15 comments:

  1. chancer..nope, never allowed to eat in class.

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  2. No, don't remember eating in class. I lived for lunch...was always hungry, as I recall. Shells–Tales–Sails

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  3. Busted, I guess. What nerve! We never were allowed to eat in class.

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  4. I honestly don't think my teachers cared if I ate in class. Then again, I was a 4.0, honors and AP student, so they may have been more lenient. And it's a good thing too. I brown bagged it and snacked on my lunch all day. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through.

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  5. I get that cell phones are a distraction, but I never understood the big deal about food in class. Sometimes people get hungry!

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  6. Never was allowed to eat in class but I understand young people getting hungry!

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    1. True. That's why they get a snack period between periods 2 & 3.

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  7. Thank you for your comment in my blog.

    I live in Japan, and I used to teach at a high school. We NEVER allow students to eat anything in class. Eating in class would be regarded as an insult to the teacher.

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    1. Insult to the teacher... Yeah, if I told the kids here that, they would be more likely to eat in class. Sigh.

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  8. It must be tough to be a substitute teacher. One time in social studies class during sophomore year we had a substitute. He passed around a paper for us to sign for attendance. One fellow signed his name as Jacques Le Strappe.
    Thanks for your visit to Poetry of the Netherworld.

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    1. On the bright side, most of those pranks have been done so many times that I expect them.

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  9. Ha. we couldn't chew GUM in class. But that was forty years ago when us girls had to wear dresses. No jeans.

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  10. SO busted.

    No, we couldn't eat in class, not until law school, when it might not have been expressly allowed but you could sit way in back. I'm not sure, though, why it's a rule, unless it's just that it would prove far too distracting, which I suppose is true.

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    1. The main reason it's an issue is the mess. Kids tend to leave their wrappers everywhere, making the room look like a tornado hit it after they leave. And the mess attracts ants (and cockroaches).

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