Thursday, May 3, 2018
Lei'd, Part 2
I mentioned the passing out of the leis yesterday. For 3rd period, I got a bunch of them. So, once I had started the class on their assignment and taken roll, I went about distributing them.
The first student to get one was Tyson.
I've had Tyson in class several times. He has not made the blog before as he's not a troublemaker. He's one of the students in the middle--he generally does what he needs to do.
I checked the seating chart to find out where he was. As I approached, I called out his name. He verified that he was Tyson. I reached out to hand him the certificate...
"That's not mine."
Uh oh. Did I have the wrong student? I thought it was Tyson. I turned the certificate towards him, showing his name, to make sure it was the right Tyson. (Not that there was another Tyson in class, but sometimes I misread names and students let me know that the student listed is over there.)
"Are you Tyson?"
And that's when I got it. So...
"This is yours. Congratulations."
I had three more red leis, two yellow leis, and one multicolored lei to pass out. Then I sat down and got into my class mode.
Tyson's certificate and lei sat at the edge of his desk. He wasn't touching them.
Tyson wasn't expecting a lei. His GPA was 3.0. (It said so on his certificate.) This may have been the first time he'd hit that threshold. Well, it's likely. His surprise at receiving a lei tells me this. It had not occurred to him that he'd made the honor roll.
He did take the certificate and lei with him when he left class. I didn't see him put the lei on. I assume he was adjusting to this new concept.
So, congrats, Tyson. You earned it. You deserve it.