Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I was strolling around the classroom, collecting names...
Nope, this is not #ThrowbackThursday. This is an actual new subbing story. The continuation high school is on a different schedule than the rest of the schools (they go back at the end of the month), so they've been in session for a couple weeks.
The assignment was to read a couple pages from their literature books, and then they had questions to answer. My first reading volunteer wanted to know if they'd get "credit" for reading. I told them I'd leave the names of readers so their teacher could give them "credit" if she wished. (She has in the past.)
So, this class actually volunteered to read. Unlike the other periods.
The first girl who volunteered was well known to me. So was the second boy. But the third student was not. And since I hadn't been asking for names and I didn't have a seating chart, after they finished reading I needed to take down the names of the readers I didn't know.
Rather than be an adult about it and just ask their names outright, I played sneaky. They all had an assignment to work on that they should have put their names on. They also all had folders with their names on them.
Well, I needed to walk around the room and check on them anyway.
I meandered to the back of the room. I wasn't looking for anything or at anyone in particular, but the boy in front of me jumped.
"I didn't see you there."
I guess I was stealthy.
He wasn't doing anything he shouldn't, except he hadn't started doing any of the questions. Me standing there got him started, though. And then another student asked for my assistance.
And my mission was forgotten. For a while.
Actually, there were only two students whose names I did not know. But I did know them when I looked at the roll sheet. (Don't ask how that works for me. I don't know. I just realized that I did know the names of the two students when I had a list to work from.)