Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mutiny

"Wait! Let's not go in until after the bell."

It was the passing period before 6th period. They were gathered outside the door. I could hear snippets of their conversation, and that statement came through loud and clear.

My thought: What is this, a mutiny?

It was a pretty childish stance, but then again, so was the class. Petty and childish, I mean. If they wanted to play it that way...

I hurriedly marked all the empty seats on the seating chart. After the bell rang they all rushed into class.

So, I marked them all tardy.

I'm not sure what they were trying to gain with this. They still attended class. They still had to do the assignment. And now every one of their names was listed for this silly stunt.

Freshmen. Sigh.

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Do you have any idea what they were trying to accomplish? Because I'm totally flummoxed.

27 comments:

  1. probably stalling as much time as they could before entering class! we do this too! trying not to go to class early bt if possible, leave early :-D

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    1. I get the stalling. That's why they hang out outside. But when they knew the bell was imminent...

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  2. Wow! Those rebels! What’s next picket signs stating “Bells Can Not Tell Us When It’s Time?” Freshman Muscle Flexing.

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  3. LOL! Hive brain. You just never know what you're going to get when you run across mob mentality. Craziness for sure.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  4. Wow! At first, while reading this, I was sure you were talking about 3rd graders not freshman! Then again nobody ever grows up! :) (another A to Z blogger)

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    1. Freshmen. Third graders. Same difference.

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  5. lol, I was with Madison on this one...lol...the little rebels eh.

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  6. We used to do this! Go in at last bell and out at the first!

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  7. I guess they were just being childish!

    Roshni
    http://www.indianamerican.mom

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  8. Having fun visiting blogs on the 15th day of the #atozchallenge. If we lived close, I'd ask you to teach me to knit. I see things on Pinterest all the time that are great looking. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening and related topics this month. Come visit.

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    1. There are tons of learn to knit videos online. And you probably have a yarn shop nearby that offers classes. The internet is great--you can learn just about anything you want if you just look for it.

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  9. The word "freshmen" explains so much. I'm sure they're very impressed at how badass they are.

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  10. I guess they were trying to attract your attention.

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  11. When I was teaching at the community college, I allowed 5 minutes before counting anyone tardy because I knew (1) many had to go a distance between classes and (2) no 2 clocks on campus were set the same. Sometimes I gave a quick easy quiz to reward those on time in hopes of encouraging the slow pokes to move it!
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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  12. They are soooo annoying aren't they? Always pushing the boundaries and testing, testing, testing how far they can go!

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  13. It was a minor rebellion -- like a 'blue flu" when public servants call in sick. They wanted to try to challenge what they viewed as limited authority.

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    1. Yeah, that's what it was. I guess it's the little things.

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  14. Good grief, it seems freshman have to try everything once and then go... hmmm that wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I guess that's how they learn?

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  15. If it was the high school that my kids went to, if they came in after the bell rang and it was a tardy, they had to go to the office to get an excuse slip to be "welcomed" back into class and if the office was particularly busy and didn't get to them, they would then get an absence for the class and then risk having a penalty if they had too many absences. Kids eventually learned to get to class on time, even if they were just outside the door :)

    betty

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  16. Typical rebellion (in a very safe way) which they didn't succeed at, and which means they may think twice before trying something a little less safe. Well done you!

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    1. Maybe they don't care about the tardy. If so, then their slap-on-the-wrist won't hurt much.

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  17. Ha, kids. Who knows how they think? I was probably as weird at that age.

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  18. I'm enjoying your sub stories this month. I was a sub for a few years in the northern Virginia area. I enjoyed it actually, but I had a lot more patience back then :)

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    1. It can be fun. From time to time.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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