Friday, March 24, 2017
Long Time No See
8th grade history. 3rd period was the worst class of the day. It was the only class that was at all difficult, but boy, was it difficult.
I had them for two days. On day one, I informed the class that no one got dismissed until everyone was seated. They decided to test me on my resolve. After about a minute of this, Julie decided she had had enough and left. Without being dismissed.
The next day I gave Julie a consequence (standards and a think sheet). She rolled her eyes.
"You were taking too long..." she informed me.
Um, no. The class was taking too long to settle. (And they had two minutes before the bell to settle as well as that's when I had told them of the being seated rule.) Besides, the rest of the class remained until they had been dismissed.
I was so glad to see the end of that group. And I went on with my day.
Being a Friday, of course they were short subs. I was asked to cover an 8th grade English class. And guess who was one of the students there?
She was about as pleased to see me as I was to see her.