Friday, October 30, 2015
A Subbing Horror Story
French class. I had a couple periods of French 1, a couple of French 2, and one of French 3. They had packet work to review for a quiz on the following Monday.
I passed out the packets to the first French 2 group... and ran out. I barely had enough to cover the entire class. Which meant I had nothing to give the second group...
Um... Yeah. One does not leave a class with nothing to do. They can get into all sorts of mischief.
Frantic to come up with a solution (subs don't have access to the copier, and I didn't have enough time between classes to make copies, anyway), I first tried to write up the questions on the board. I quickly realized there wasn't enough room. What to do?
In the end, I managed to get a blank copy of the packet, and I had the kiddos take pictures of the pages with their phones and do it that way. Not ideal, but at least they weren't without work.
(And it turned out that the kiddos had gotten those pages the previous day, so no one really did the assignment anyway.)
Later, I realized that the packet must have been a class set. I should have gotten them back from the students to pass out to the next class.
But then French 3 came in. I went to pass out their packets... and was six packets short.