Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blatant Lie


It was an interesting day. They were holding short trainings for all the teachers--trainings that took about an hour--so we subs were covering teachers for one period and then moving on to cover another teacher the next period.

There are pros and cons to this. One big pro is that the teachers were there as the kiddos came into class.

Ms. C was on her way out when a student brought her his SSR log. He explained that he had left it on her desk yesterday, but apparently she hadn't gotten it.

Ms. C told the student he was full of it (although, not quite like that). While her desk wasn't pristine, it wasn't so messy that she'd miss stuff. And she informed the student that she had looked through her stuff the night before and had not seen his paper.

8th graders... *shakes head*

She was accepting those logs. She had a stack of maybe 10 by the time she left. I think they were a day late, but she was still taking them. So, I'm not sure what he got out of the lie. (Perhaps whatever she was deducting for late work?)

Have you ever told a teacher a lie about turning your work in? Did you get away with it?

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33 comments:

  1. In my experience being a teacher, I could tell when a kid was lying:) I love your little crocheted alphabet pieces!

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    1. How do you do it? Sometimes I can tell, but not always.

      Thanks. They're knitted, actually.

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  2. I was too scared to tell a lie. Although my dog really did eat my homework once. Ate the textbook as well.

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  3. Nope, never told a teacher a lie; did stretch the truth sometimes, but never really a lie :)

    betty

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  4. To be honest, I can't remember. If I did, I'm sure I put it so far into the back of my brain that I'd never find it. :)

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  5. I used to lie about having my period in PE class so I didn't have to participate...

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    1. I never had the guts to try that one.

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  6. Perhaps he thought he was way late with getting it to her and panicked. Just like with parents, never lie to a teacher.

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    1. Perhaps. It was kind of strange.

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  7. Hello there.
    Satan, the first liar, promoted lying back in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:4, 5). The Bible even calls him the "father of the lie". So with the world today under his influence (1 John 5:19), you can see how lying has become commonplace! God hates lying (Proverbs 6:16-19) and doesn't matter whether we are young or old, truth is always best, especially if we want to have a good standing with God (Psalms 5:6).
    Making my way around the AtoZChallenge.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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  8. Hi, did you really knit all the letters? that is brilliant. Hope you enjoy the A to Z challenge.
    martine@silencing the bell

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  9. Oh gosh-nope! I never told a lie like that. I skipped school but I couldn't get away with that. These kids seem brash to me or did this always happen?

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  10. I used the period lie to get out of gym, too.

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  11. Yay, I can comment!

    Those little knit letters are so awesome :). I've lied to a teacher at least once, when I totally spaced on a big project that I was supposed to do. I said I was sick and went to the nurse and lied down for a couple of hours while everyone else went to this school fair to display their projects. I was never called out on it and I don't remember it affecting my grade, so I really don't know if anyone was ever even aware of it.

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  12. A few weeks ago a mother brought a well chewed exercise book in and showed me the bull mastiff actually did eat the kid's homework. His homework was done but just not in a good state.

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    1. Wow. That must have been a sight to see.

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  13. I don't think I ever did? But then I wouldn't have hesitated to and school was a long time ago so let's assume I did.

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    1. It must have been a good one for you to have forgotten it.

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  14. No, I can’t recall ever telling a lie to a teacher. I might have taken a day off from school to delay having to hand in a project, though.

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  15. I don't think I ever told a lie to a teacher until grad school.. I did get asked to leave class a few times in high school for talking back, my attitude, etc.

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  16. I may have thought about telling a lie about homework, but would have never gotten away with it. My face, my eyes, decide to tell the truth independent of my decision. Awful, I tell you.

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  17. I don't think I ever told a teacher a lie! I was too afraid of the consequences. Now my grandson...there is another whole story to tell!!

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  18. No, I was too timid to do anything like that. I kept my head down at school!

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  19. Oh, I'm sure I did and I am fairly certain the teacher knew it was a lie, too. I remember thinking "LIAR" was written on my forehead as I told the straight-faced fib and yet, she accepted it at that and told me to bring it in the next day. I was taught to not lie. The guilt was horrible. I felt sure I would burn in Hell for telling a lie, too. Needless to say, I didn't do that more than once or maybe age is blocking my memories, but I feel confident there was only the one time.

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  20. I usually got pretty lucky. On the days when I'd forgotten to do the homework, the teacher would be off so I wouldn't have to hand it in. I was a bit of a teacher's pet though, so I'd have done it on the day it was set.

    I don't really remember having to tell any really blatant lies, though there was one time I was caught letting a friend copy my French homework. The teacher paused, looked at what we were doing and asked 'is she copying your homework?'

    I replied 'no, she's creatively rewriting it.' The teacher paused for a moment, shook her head and left us to it.

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    1. I've been on the other end of that. Unless the teacher has said that I should collect their homework (or it's a major project), I won't. When invariably someone asks about it, I tell them I'm going to pretend I had no idea and that they can take an extra day. There are always a couple students who are so relieved.

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  21. Love the knitted letters! As for lies to teachers, I must confess to telling a few fibs to get out of a punishment.

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  22. Perhaps. I learned some very valuable life lessons from teachers that went beyond the grades.

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