Thursday, October 4, 2018

For Show


Government class. They were working on an outline of the U.S. Constitution. (It was actually a great way to make them go through it carefully.)

Certain teachers are fairly strict about things like cell phones and eating in class. Ms. M is one of those. She even has it posted in her class rules:

Note Rule #5
So, when I caught students in fourth period eating in class, I asked them to put the food away. They argued that Ms. M was okay with them eating in class.

Really? That's not what it says in her posted rules.

"Oh, that? That's just for show. Because it's a school rule. She doesn't mean it."

Uh huh. Sure. Let's see how Ms. M reacts to that little tidbit. They really should know by now I write down things like that.

21 comments:

  1. I guess they think rules are made to be broken. It will be interesting to see what the teachers says.

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    1. She was not pleased. (I talked to her the next day.) Apparently, the next door teacher is a bit of a slob and has a roach problem. She wants no roaches in her classroom, so the no food rule is strictly enforced because of this.

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  2. They are in trouble for sure and you might hear about it the next time you have to sub for her class.

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    1. I ran into her the next day. She was not pleased.

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  3. I just think its a good habit not to be eating at your desk; too messy and potential of spills, etc. Good rule to be enforced I think in most situations!

    betty

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  4. They really think substitutes are dumb, don't they?

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    1. They do. And they've known me since they were in the 7th grade, so they should realize. But, teens.

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  6. Why do we do think we're bad ass for not following rules when subs are around?

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  7. Just for show. Eyeroll. They think they can get away with anything at that age.

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  8. Did the students get an "A" for effort? It was a good try

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    1. Meh. As far as excuses go, it was rather weak. I've heard better.

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  9. It was there in black and white and they still argued!

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    1. Oh yeah. Don't they try that with you? That's just the jumping off place for negotiations.

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  10. Good on you for making notes. I hope they get their just reward. ~nods~ Meanwhile, I'm sorry I’ve been absent so long. During our extended visit to the Outer Banks of North Carolina we ended up having poor Internet connectivity. I really didn’t miss social media, just some people (you among them!). My first full day back, I’m dipping my toe back in. I hope you are well, my dear.

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    1. No worries. We all deserve vacations from time to time.

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  11. Lol. Yep, they should know... but when did kids apply logic?

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