Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Completing the Name


Last week I covered a special ed. English class all week. (Well, Tuesday through Friday.) I wasn't sure what I was walking into, so luckily I ended up with a pretty good week.

Apparently, this school, for the month of September, is having an "attendance is important" event. (They always stress maintaining good attendance. I guess they wanted to start the year off right.) They were having a competition amongst the first period classes.

Any day that first period had perfect attendance, they got a letter of the school's mascot's name. (It's 10 letters long.) The first class in each grade level to spell out the name gets a donut party.

Of course, I knew none of this on my first day with them when one of the students asked if he could just spell out the rest of the name on the page attached to the board. But, having done this subbing thing for a while, I knew not to let that sort of nonsense fly. I may not have known what the paper was for, but the way the student asked let me know that the answer had to be no.

They were three days away from completing the name when I started covering the class. So, by Thursday they had achieved it.

Perhaps I should mention: there were only six students in the class...

I kinda think I should be invited to the donut party. (Not that I will be even if I am on campus that day.) Ah well.

20 comments:

  1. I can just imagine you in comic book form and, when he asked to fill in the name, you had little wavy lines like 'Spidey Sense'.

    "My Sub Senses are tingling..."

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  2. Naughty boy, glad you knew better. And you should totally attend the party hehe

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  3. Slick move. I'm sure even if he had been allowed to do so, they would not have accepted it. But then he would have blamed the sub for it.

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  4. You are wise. ~grin~ Interestingly, I didn't recognize the song you mentioned on my humble blog. That surprised me considering the era, though my brothers played heavy metal for me all the time back then. LOL

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    1. It was a bit obscure then. And I was more into the electronic sound, when I could find it.

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  5. Cool contest the school did! And I agree, you should be asked to attend the party :) The regular teacher would have been, wouldn't they have?

    betty

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  6. Hi Liz - definitely a fun contest to keep the kids engaged once in class ... with a donut to follow - sounds good ... sorry you couldn't join in though - cheers Hilary

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  7. lol. I'm pretty sure the teachers would have been able to figure out there was a mistake if the kid had filled in the rest of the letters. Still, good for you for not letting him.

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    1. Well, the attendance office, anyway. Yeah, I'm sure they verified before giving them the win.

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  8. I love the idea of a donut party! Much cheaper and less messy than a pizza party.

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    1. Yeah, and pizza's kinda gross at 8 AM (as this is for first period).

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  9. Donut party sounds good...chocolate party sounds better:)

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  10. That sounds like a fun way to get the kids involved!

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    1. It's good when you can get the kiddos to want to come to school. Sometimes, even the possibility of a donut party isn't enough.

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