11th grade English. They had a couple articles to read and questions to answer. Standard fare.
Then, because, well, just because, Mr. C also had an extra credit assignment for them. they had a choice to do this after finishing the day's work.
I gave the instructions, or tried to. A couple of the kiddos weren't giving me as much attention as I'd like. As in, complete. (I only had a few things to say. Complete attention for two minutes is not too much to ask.)
So, unsurprisingly, a little misunderstanding cropped up. I noticed a knot of boys, the same ones who were distracted while I explained things, not doing any of the work.
"But it's extra credit..."
Um no. No, it wasn't. And if they had been listening earlier...
"I'm failing this class, anyway."
Of course. Because when you're failing the course, you're going to ignore extra credit opportunities.
I've had these sorts of discussions before. So, I asked the spokes-boy if I'd be seeing him soon at the continuation high school. (Might as well get to know the players now, so I'll know them when I see them over there.)
Oh no. They weren't that bad. Summer school would make it all up for them. Which they were looking forward to.
Yeah, they were looking forward to summer school. Told me it would be lit.
Did you ever attend summer school? Is junior year too early for senioritis? We're almost done--are you ready for A to Z to be over?
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