Friday, September 2, 2022

Addendum

Friday. Art. 

It was one of those boring days (so boring I brought along a project to work on) where the students do what they're supposed to do. I take roll, verify they're on task, and then I try to stay awake. 

Sixth period. Class went much like the rest of the day. 

I've started a new note system this school year. I created a Google doc where I can rate each class, list names for out of class, and leave a brief remark about anything needed. I can then email this to the teacher at the end of the day. 

So, on this day, I had completed my note, attached it to the email, and sent it off about ten minutes before the end of the period. 

The class had had an assignment in Google Classroom. (It was on line which is an element of art.) They had returned the Chromebooks to the Chromecart, and I was making sure they were all plugged in for the weekend (read: plugging them all in). That's when I heard the door. 

I turned, and sure enough, a couple students had slipped out of the classroom minutes before the end of the period. Grrrr. 

Such an event belongs in the note, but the note had been sent. 

Well, I guess the note needed an addendum. 

Rather than get a computer out or try to send it on my phone (I don't know the teacher's emails, but they pop up when I compose the email on computer; on my phone, their emails don't pop up), I grabbed a sheet of paper and wrote that out. 

I hate it when students slip out like that. (If a student must leave early, all they have to do is ask. If it's a reasonable request, I generally allow it.) It's cheating. And the teacher is definitely going to hear about it.

20 comments:

  1. It isn't nice how they leave without asking you. It is very rude.

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    1. The class I'm in now is pulling the same thing. But I'm here more than a day, so we're going to work on that issue. They have bells for a reason.

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  2. Good for you; kids got to learn to ask. Thanks for the art link, Liz. I was pleased with myself for drawing a platform shoe that actually looks like it, except for the straps.

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  3. We just can't have perfectly boring days, so some students decided to fix that. So me the non teacher scratches head when someone could ask but just sneaks it.

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    1. They don't ask because they assume the answer will be no. They don't ask because they don't have an actual reason to leave early, they just want to slip out if they can.

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  4. A few minutes really doesn't make a difference. One day they will work this out (especially when it is a class where it's cruisy).

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  5. I remember we had to beg our teachers to let us leave early and only the smokers would skip out early. I agree skipping out should be noted.

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    1. Oh, don't get me wrong, the answer is generally no. Very rarely do they have an actual reason to leave early. Mostly they just want to beat the crowd, which is a no.

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  6. School is very different from when I grew up!

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  7. It's a shame you had already sent the note but great you could quickly leave a paper one to let the teacher know! :)

    Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  8. The technology is different but the kids are the same, aren’t they?

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  9. Kids... Few minutes are still a victory for them ;) Well, they surely didn't expect you not to hear them

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  10. It weekend now
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  11. School is so different these days!

    Happy Monday, Liz!

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  12. I agree with Veronica. School must be very different these days.

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    1. Some of the technology, sure. But kids are kids.

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  13. love to read your school episodes that gives me major flashbacks.

    xoxo, Miri
    www.meetmiri.com

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