Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Squared


On Friday, Palmer slipped out of class about two minutes before the bell. It was the class right before lunch.

When a class lines up at the door before the bell, I get wary. I watch. Most of the time I urge them to sit, but sometimes my instructions are ignored, especially if they're used to lining up.

I didn't see Palmer leave, but when he did, others in the class commented. And I heard. I took a quick roll and figured out who was gone.

Normally I'd make a note of this and move on. But I was returning Monday...

Early in the period on Monday, I gently chided Palmer for leaving early. He admitted it. I asked, "You'll make this up today, right?" He agreed.

At the end of the period I reminded him. He said he remembered.

And he did. He didn't fuss and he didn't protest. I kept him long enough to "make up" for the time he missed on Friday.

Normally I'd've still made a note of this. But I appreciated not having to fight him. So, I let that be the end of it.

If only the kiddos realized how easy it is to get out of my note...

20 comments:

  1. Slipping out early is a thing? Gosh. Was he like really hungry or something and wanted to be first in line for lunch?

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    1. He might have wanted to be first in line for lunch, but not necessarily because he was hungry. A lot of time they just want to slip out early.

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  2. Thought he’d gotten away with it, but graciously accepted the consequences, didn’t he?

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  3. Hi Liz - at least he was reasonable ... cheers Hilary

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  4. If he owed up to it and stayed to make up the time, consider it a miracle and move on.

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  5. Glad he chose not to give you a hard time. Kudos to him!

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  6. Good for you and him! Thank you for the grin by commenting on my adoration of Palaye Royale. They are easy to stalk. Now they have started a tour vlog on Youtube. Heh... And my hairdresser, a long time gal pal of bands (never a groupie, by the way; she's just super gregarious) suggested I drive to the back of the venue where they will likely be parked! Don't know if I have the nerve. But I look forward to the show, whatever happens. Be well, my dear.

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    1. You might as well go full stalker ;)

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  7. Maybe there was a good hot lunch being served that day and he wanted to get there early, but then on Monday there was nothing worth staying for.

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  8. Well for ways that could end that's not too bad. Glad he didn't give you any extra trouble.

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  9. Hey that's a win!

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  10. I am impressed that he stayed and no fussing or ugly comments. Not wanting to high five bad behavior I am going to at least do a high five (in TN) for him for staying with no issues.

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    1. Yeah, I called it a win (ultimately).

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  11. The other kids always dob don't they! Good on him for not making a fuss when he had to make it up.

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