Friday, August 26, 2016
I do keep an eye on the clock. At about two to three minutes until the end of the period, I announce to the class that it's time to clean up. But this day for fifth period, the class was packed up, cleaned up, and waiting by the door way before I made any sort of announcement. So, I asked...
"Why are you lining up at the door now? We've still got five minutes left of class."
"No we don't. We get out at 1:15."
"Nope. Class ends at 1:17." I pulled out a class schedule and showed him.
"But the bell rings at 1:15."
At a certain point the argument gets pointless, so we waited it out. 1:15... 1:16...
And the bell rang.
I was right. Well, sort of. Just because the clocks in the classroom were about 30 seconds slow does not negate this.