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.