Monday, October 19, 2015
In the chaos of passing period, I wasn't sure from where the blaring music came. Someone walking in playing music loudly via a speaker attached to his phone. Before I had a chance to investigate or protest, the music stopped and the bell rang. It was time to start class, and I had their attention.
It was Monday. 12th grade English. They had a day to read. And most of them got right to it.
(Most had physical books. A couple came in with ereaders. And a few read on their phones. Cell phones aren't totally evil. And yes, I did check to make sure they were reading and not goofing off.)
One boy asked to go to the library to check out a book. I didn't see why not...
I'm not sure why I followed him out the door. I might have been shutting it (to keep the air conditioning in the room. I prop open doors during passing so students know to come in). But I got there just in time to hear the music blaring from a speaker he held.
Um, classes were in session. And were probably disturbed by the noise.
The other students had no idea what to make of this, either. They said they'd never seen (or heard) him do this before.
Ah well. It spiced up the note a bit.
Anyone have any idea what he was doing? Any clue?