Monday, April 6, 2015
Earth Science Shenanigans
A certain type of student takes Earth Science. The kind that I have to keep an eye on.
I did my usual walk-around and noticed a boy copying from another packet.
"I didn't get the notes."
Me: "That looks like the assignment, not the notes."
"But it's all right here. It's easier to copy."
I took the packet he was copying from, noted it belonged to Kevin, and moved on.
Miriam claimed to be completely done with the assignment. I doubted this, but I got distracted by something else. Upon returning to her side, I noticed she had gotten out her packet--her blank packet.
Me: "You told me you were done. You lied to me."
Not that it bothered me. Or seemed to bother her. I get lied to numerous times a day. But sometimes I like to point it out.
I stood over her, waiting for her to get to work. She refused. She flipped open the cover of the book when I asked her to open her book. She "couldn't find" the right page...
Later she called me over. I hoped rather than expected that she had an assignment-related question.
"How old are you?" (To which I gave my now standard reply.)
They'll do anything to avoid doing work. Sigh.
After I finally distanced myself from Miriam, I turned to find Kevin throwing something across the room. Something that made a metallic clang when it landed.
Since the period was over in two minutes, I let Kevin know that he would be receiving a referral for that the next day. (Too bad I didn't catch the other boy who was throwing stuff at Kevin.)
If only they put half as much effort into completing assignments that they do into avoiding assignments...
What's your favorite procrastination activity? (Please don't tell me it's throwing things at people.)
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