Friday, October 7, 2022

Friday Chaos

Some days...

This past week was Homecoming Week. That meant the game was Friday, the dance was Saturday, and there would be an assembly. Ugh!

I hate assemblies... 

(Although, they were calling it a "rally". It was an assembly.)

They shorten the schedule (the good news) so they can fit the gathering into the school day. My fourth period class was the one I would take. They arrived. I quickly took roll. And I told them to leave behind their backpacks as they would be returning to class after. 

They did not like this idea. 

I found out why when the "rally" was over. Four of the students who were there before the "rally" did not return. Deep sigh. 

(Two girls barely made it to the "rally" in the first place. I saw them arrive about ten minutes before it ended.) 

Of course, I reported those cuts to the attendance office. 

The biggest problem with assembly days is how wound up the students get. And I had the even periods (the more difficult day). 

At least the lesson plan was on point. They had independent work to do, so I didn't have to attempt to get their attention when they weren't going to give it.

But just as things had begun to settle in sixth period...

The fire alarm went off.

This wasn't the school where we ignore such things

It was about ten minutes before lunch. 

The students questioned a drill at that time. I told them it wasn't a drill. So, we evacuated. 

And we were about halfway out to the staging area when we got the all clear. 

We had a few minutes before lunch, so of course half the class didn't return. And at that point, I didn't blame them. 

At least eighth period went off without a hitch. (Well, except for them watching Dahmer instead of doing the work. And no, they shouldn't be watching that at school which I argued with them, but they ignored me.)

So, the first week of that assignment is done. Only three more to go.

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    1. I'm glad that day is over. And this week. But I've still got two more weeks to go.

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  2. Well done ... my patience would be tried ... but have a peaceful weekend - cheers Hilary

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  3. It seems like it's going to be a long three more weeks.

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  4. Watching TV on their phones or computers, school really has changed.

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    1. Oh yes. I mean, it's great at keeping them calm, especially those students who aren't going to do anything anyway. Before, these would be the students I would be fighting all period because they were "bored". But it would be better if they did the work. So, double edged sword.

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  5. Wow, what a day. Sure hope you don't have too many more like that. Kids shouldn't be watching Dahmer anywhere in my opinion. Actually not even sure adults should. I know I won't be.

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    1. Yup, I know. And I told them this. But they don't listen.

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  6. I bet you look forward to weekend.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. This sounds like exhausting... enjoy your weekend ;))

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  8. What a day!
    My patience would be tried!

    Grrrr! Kids these days don't listen!

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  9. Oh my, hope you have a really good wkend to make up for the day you endured.

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    1. The weekends don't feel long enough as I have to go back on Monday.

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  10. Looks like it was a great relief that it was over.

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  11. Funny how kids think they can do the ditching of planned events and think they can get away with it.....

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    1. They think they're smarter than the adults. When they become adults, they learn just how wrong they were.

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