Friday, March 23, 2018

Too Much Fun


The chemistry classes I covered last week fell into a rhythm. They turned in homework. I gave the lesson via Powerpoint. And then most days they had time to work on their homework for the evening.

As is usual in a high school class, many of them got right to work. I would not be surprised if some of them finished all their work in class. However, there were others...

This one group of boys over to my right were having way too much fun. Laughing. Throwing paper at each other. I approached.

"While chemistry should be fun," I told them, "I rather doubt it's the chemistry you're finding fun."

High school boys *shakes head*

23 comments:

  1. Throwing paper seems like the great high school goof-off activity. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is. Well, throwing anything, really. At other students. At the trash can. Etc.

      Delete
  2. Of course it was chemistry. they were trying to create a reaction.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Chemistry's not supposed to be fun. It's a dark, tortuous madness from which there is no escape.

    ReplyDelete
  4. *snort* You'd think they wouldn't want homework to bring home and they'd just finish it while in school

    ReplyDelete
  5. Do you ever wonder why you went into teaching?? I know I would. I say that as I shake my head cause my grandson would be 21 before he would have the credits he needs.....He is out now and going to work on his GED. I am so disappointed. He was such a smart young man that loved to learn....then he became a teen.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do know why I became a sub. The alternative was worse.

      Delete
  6. Hopefully, those boys will learn that you have more fun when you work now and play later.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They'll figure it out. Just not when I have them in class ;)

      Delete
  7. Even with power points I'd still be lost giving a chemistry lesson. I hope the boys knuckled down after you corrected them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They didn't. (Although one of them... See next Wednesday's post.) But their teacher was not surprised.

      Delete
  8. I was one of the kids who tried to get all my homework done BEFORE leaving school. To me, that was the whole point of study hall, then there's less to do when you get home. Ah, high school. Can't say I miss it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You can depend on teens to behave like teens almost all the time.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your comment to them...YES! Good one. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Theres just no winning sometimes, somebody sounded off to once and next I know hes raising money for charity.... go figure.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I'll never understand them.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.