Because hybrid classes (some students online, some in person), and because when Ms. R created the plans for her maternity leave while we were still all in distance learning, the assignments are all online. (Although, eighth grade English was largely in Google Classroom before the pandemic. The distance learning thing just pushed the rest of it online.)
So, every day the in-person kiddos come into the classroom and log in on their computers.
Thursday. First period.
The co-teacher was doing her usual circulating around the room when she happened upon Diego. With a game going on his computer.
And he pulled the "I have no idea how that got on my screen" ploy.
What makes this particularly stupid is that we had only seven students in the classroom. It's not like we're not going to notice.
When they're at home, we can't police them. We hope the parents do that, but in reality, their parents are probably as busy if not more so. But when the kiddos are in the room with us?
I have a pretty good idea why Diego's parents sent him back to in-person.