Thursday, June 30, 2022

And Yet Another New Student

I said it out loud. I was truly asking for it...

On Tuesday, a girl arrived a good fifteen minutes late. She informed me she was joining my class. With eight days left of summer school...

I should have 26 students in my first period and 19 in my third. (Because summer school classes are two hours, they're numbered funny.) I've only had 22 students show up to my first period (although, not all at the same time) and 11 in my third. 

The girl was on my roll sheet. She should have been there the whole time.

She gave me a story about how her mother had not informed her that she had summer school. Likely? Perhaps. The students chosen for this program were of the type that make this plausible. 

So, I added her in. 

But I decided not to do the pre-assessments for her. I mean, I could. But with about a week left, it seemed silly. She will definitely get the post-assessments (if she shows up), but I doubt there'll be much of a change with only a few days of instruction. 

Sigh. Just when I was almost caught up.

15 comments:

  1. Was there any point in attending the last eight days? Will she get credit? And, if she didn't know she was enrolled, didn't her mother notice she wasn't going? So many questions... It doesn't sound as though the students are regularly showing up. (Lisa)

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    1. Because middle school, this was more of a supplemental program for students who are behind in reading and such. Even a couple days of the program should have been beneficial, although not to the extent that the whole 17 days would have been.

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  2. Wow, she's going to a full 8 days of summer school. That cannot be very helpful.

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    1. 8 days is better than no days. Well, five days. I think. She was absent for a couple of those 8 days.

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  3. Do they get some sort of credit for the class? Would not seem fair.

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    1. This was more as a supplemental for students who are behind their grade level.

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  4. Arriving fifteen minutes late for a class? I don't think it would be allowed in the school where I studied.

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  5. I am on my phone and can only comment this way. How frustrating. Just smh. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm guessing her mom isn't very on top of her schooling.

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  7. What's the point of attending if only to get her butt out of bed.

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    1. That's actually something, honestly. And we did reading activities, so she could have gotten something out of it. Not likely, but at least she was exposed to it.

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  8. Kudos to her for at least showing up. Hope she can get herself there for the rest of the term. That would be a positive thing for her, whether she realizes it or not.

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