The freshman geography teacher was out Monday through Thursday. My last day with them, they had a quiz.
On Monday, I passed out the main assignment, a map of the U.S. and Canada. I informed them that there would be a quiz on Thursday.
On Tuesday, I reiterated the instructions for the map. I reminded them of the due date. I again announced the quiz, even mentioning it as they packed up at the end of each period.
On Wednesday most finished the map. They had an essay, also due Thursday, to then work on. Oh, you should have heard them whine when I pointed out that yes, all the Canadian provinces needed to be labeled (and were fair game for the quiz).
At the beginning and the end of the period, I reminded them of the quiz that was tomorrow.
Thursday. First period...
Me: "Everybody ready for the quiz!?!"
Them: "Quiz? What quiz? You never told us we were having a quiz..."
Freshmen... If they weren't listening, it's not my problem, is it?