Friday, November 7, 2014
Not So Obvious, I Guess
"What are we doing today?"
I didn't growl at the student even though I wanted to.
We had just gotten into the room. Most of the students were finding their seats. I made a beeline for the teacher's desk in search of lesson plans.
It was 4th period. The students and I waited together outside for someone to unlock the door for us. Obviously, I was just getting there. Obviously, I hadn't had a chance to set up the room let alone preview what the teacher intended for us to do. Obviously, it was going to take me a couple minutes to get up to speed.
Well, perhaps not obvious to a freshman.
Although, come on! It's not like they haven't had Fridays like this before. So many teachers were absent that two teachers didn't get their very own subs. They had to share.
I call it sub soup. These teachers' classes were covered period by period by different subs (and teachers) on their prep periods.
It's not a big deal. I go in, find the plans, peruse them as the class settles, and by a minute or two after the bell I'm good to go.
Well I would have been if I wasn't interrupted in my perusal by freshmen needing to know right then what we were doing.
I suppose I should have been grateful he didn't ask me what we were doing while we were waiting outside. (Although, that has happened to me before...)