Thursday, October 15, 2015
The students were sent to 2nd period even though they'd be leaving on their field trip as soon as the bus arrived. They were going to a local community college.
Thomas had his earbuds in and was singing along with the rap song. Since he'd be leaving, I wasn't concerned at his not beginning the assignment and listening to music. I was, however, concerned at his singing along. In a mostly silent classroom. Lyrics that had a healthy sprinkling of profanity.
He was totally oblivious to my telling him to stop. But my standing over him... Yeah, he didn't like that.
(I should also note that he didn't see the problem. The only way I could reason with him was to threaten to stand over him.)
He agreed to stop singing. That's when he started with the dance moves. In his seat. To the amusement of the other students (who were remaining in class).
"What? I'm not singing."
Because the dancing was better?
Luckily, he was only in class about two more minutes before the announcement releasing the field trip students from class. *Deep sigh*