Today in 3rd hour---
- One student was absent for the first half of class because he wenthome after 2nd hour (he refuses to umm...poop...at school). He tried to sneak back in as we went to the library. I saw him and noticed it aloud to a principal standing nearby. His coach was called and given the amount he will have to run, I figure him to be vomiting about 1 hour after I caught him.
- Mean Girl #2 came back late from lunch smelling like a campfire because her brother called her (!?) to tell her that the nearbyhousefire was their grandma's house. Mean 2 was worried because her Grandma is old (53!!!) and recently had a stroke (she is fine, by the way).
- Perhaps my moment of greatest clarity occurred when I refused to engage withan argument with Mean Girl #1 over whether or not her loud pronouncement that "My elbows need lotion!" was actually talking and if she really should get a zero on her quiz for talking. I merely left it at "If you had to use the word 'said', you were probably talking."
My planning period followed this debacle. I shut my door, turned ononly my desk light, and hoped no one would find me.