Friday. It was a cold, dreary day at the middle school. 4th period I had "leadership", i.e. the student government.
Leadership (or ASB at the high school) is a weird sort of class. On sub days, they generally don't have anything to do. So, I sit back and watch. Normally, I abhor "free days", but in this case, these kiddos tend to be responsible (hence, them being in student government), and my presence is mostly "ceremonial".
Earlier in the day, I had gotten this text from the teacher (I had texted him on another matter for a different period first):
Pizza is being delivered for [student] during 4th. It's a surprise.So, when the classroom phone rang and the office told me that they needed a student to come to the office, I knew who and I knew why. So, I sent her.
She returned with a wagon full of In-n-Out. Apparently, it wasn't as much of a surprise as I had been led to believe. She explained to the class that it was her birthday and her father had treated the whole class. (He told her he was bringing pizza, but this got swapped out at the last minute.)
The class was thrilled. So thrilled, in fact, that someone said they should make a video expressing thanks and send it to the girl's father. (They did.) They sang "Happy Birthday" to her. And they enjoyed their treat.
After, several students complained that they were stuffed. (Most had started eating their lunch in class before she returned with the wagon.)
Sometimes I get to be there for the party. It's rare.