Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Feeling much better after my cold (not 100% better, but I'd put how I felt at about 85%), I returned to work on Wednesday. Integrated math 3. (This is the class that used to be algebra 2.)
I was not the only one getting over a cold. 1st period went through half a box of tissues.
The teacher had left the class three worksheets. Usually, either the teacher would have collated and stapled these, or she would have left me three discreet piles. This time one of the piles was collated but not stapled.
I assume when she copied the worksheets she had the copier collate them. And as I had four periods with the same assignment, that was a lot of pairs of worksheets. I completely understand why she would not have had time to staple them by hand, and I'm assuming that if the copier stapled them, that function was broken.
No matter. The post-its on the piles of assignments explained, and a quick perusal got me up to speed. Now, to explain matters to the kiddos...
1st period. I told them I'd be passing out the first two pages of their three pages first. My explanation made little sense, so I finished it up with, "It'll make sense when you see it. It's an intelligence test."
A student replied, "Great. That I'm sure to fail..."
It was 7:30 in the morning. I probably was asking too much by calling it an intelligence test.
I had been right, however, about them catching on once they saw what I was talking about. The whole day, I only had one student not get all the worksheets assigned.