It was Friday at the continuation high school. Fridays are even more laid back than the rest of the week. The students expect to do little to nothing...
(Well, many of the students do little to nothing on a regular basis. It's how they ended up at the continuation high school in the first place. If they were more academically inclined, they wouldn't be in the position of making up the credits that they should have gotten in classes they already took.)
Basically, most of the teachers reserve Fridays as the makeup day. That is, the students have the day to finish any work they didn't complete during the week. But, of course, when there's a sub, they all claim to have finished the assignments.
So, it was 4th period, and one of the other classes on campus that period is PE. (I was covering the science class.) Mr. K lets students join his PE class on Fridays sometimes, so when a couple students asked if they could join his class, I said they could. Provided that Mr. K didn't mind them being there.
Five minutes later, Mr. K returned the students to class. Well, that's pretty clear to me. They weren't welcome. So, I told them to stay in class, and I passed out their extra credit assignment.
But three boys weren't having it.
"I've got to...um...see my counselor..."
And he left before I could tell him no. Because that ploy wasn't very obvious.
I went through and did a head count against my roll call. I was missing three students. Sure enough, they had somehow gone back to PE...
Really? They don't think I'll notice?
(Although, if I had managed to keep them in class, they probably would have spent the period being difficult. That's what usually happens.)