Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Student leadership/government is usually a chaotic class. It's one of those days that I try to roll with it.
Third period. Treyvon strolled in a good ten minutes into the period. He was not enrolled in that class. Normally, I'd shoo the kiddos out, but this was the kind of class the kiddos hang out in when their normal class is doing nothing or they've finished their work.
Treyvon told a group about his recent breakup.
He explained that he had too much going on. He's a junior (eleventh grade/sixteen years old), so that tracks. And it sounded like he initiated the breakup, so he wasn't terribly upset. Not terribly.
Fourth period began, and shortly thereafter Treyvon returned. I questioned his presence (again!), and he explained his math teacher was "chill". (I've met the man. I even wrote about him here. It's an apt description.)
Again, he was all about his breakup. But, this period I heard some new details. He felt she was getting too serious. She was talking about weddings and having children. Treyvon felt those discussions were way too soon. (Remember, they're sixteen.)
Catherine pointed out that girls like to think of their weddings and that she had planned hers when she was eight.
But it turned out that there was something Treyvon was actually upset about. His ex had his jacket and he wanted it back.
(It's been cold here in southern California.)
That was the main complaint for two periods: how could he get his jacket back?
Catherine mentioned that at her last breakup, some of her ex's stuff got burned...
I mentioned that perhaps he should have retrieved the jacket before breaking up.
This is probably a good learning opportunity for him. Next time he'll know.