Friday, May 25, 2018
A Friendly Reminder
It's nearing the end of the year. The 7th grade history students had been given a year-long project at the beginning of the school year. It was time for them to present (in front of the class) what they'd done.
Most of the presentations had been done the prior week. A few stragglers still had presentations to make up.
(The class was being taught by a student teacher, so things could go on as normal even though the full time teacher was out of town.)
Class had barely started. The student teacher called on a student. "You're presenting today."
Normally, the tone the student used and the fact that he rolled his eyes would be a these-kids-today-are-terrible post. But not today.
The prior day, the student had been pulled out of class. He had a doctor's appointment or some such--something he had no control over.
At the end of the period, someone in class thought it might be a good idea to remind the student that he'd be presenting the next day. The student teacher asked if anyone had the student's cell phone number. It turned out that over half the class did. (A class of 37 students.)
So, every student who had the kid's number texted him to "let him know" he'd be presenting first. They figuratively blew up his phone. According to the student teacher, the later texters were getting responses of "I know!". I imagine with appropriate emojis.
Middle school teachers have a wicked sense of humor.
(His presentation went very well. He did an awesome job.)