Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ms. D had warned me about her class before I filled in. But I didn't realize how many familiar faces there would be. Blaine was there...
He wasn't as bad as he was last year, but he was still a handful. If I had a dollar for every time I had to ask him to sit down... And he was out of class once every day to use the restroom. Which might not sound like an issue, but one has to wonder why he can't remain in class for a full period.
The last day I was in class they were to watch a video. Blaine approached asking if he and a girl could go and take care of something having to do with the school's annual canned food drive. Turns out he and the girl were in student government.
As it was the last day before break and I knew he wasn't going to sit still for the video, I allowed it.
A short time later, I got a call from the office. Blaine was needed in the front office because his probation officer was there.
It was then that I realized I didn't have a clear idea of where Blaine said he was going to be. There was something about a class getting extra cans that they got credit for and... It was vague. (And I don't usually let students out of class without knowing exactly where they're going to be.)
After some hemming and hawing, I realized he must be in the ASB room. I called over there. Only, he wasn't there. The office also called there and called me back. I was to send Blaine up as soon as I saw him.
(This is a headdesk moment. I should have known where he was. I had to remind myself that usually when the office calls, I send the student right away. This was an anomaly.)
Blaine did return a short time later. So, I sent him on his way again. This time, I knew exactly where he went.
That's what I get for being a little lax before a holiday.