Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A "Science" Teacher

For a lot of schools in my area, this is the last week of class.  For that reason, subbing days are difficult to come by.  I didn't have any work at all yesterday, and today was very nearly the same.  That is, until a teacher called me at 7:30 this morning, asking if I could come in and work for one of her colleagues.  I agreed, but said that I might be a little late, given the very short notice.
I got there less than two minutes after the final bell.

So, the school was on an "exam schedule."  I won't go into detail, but you just need to know that the class periods weren't conducted 1-7, and some of them were longer than others.  Because of this my morning consisted of the same group of seventh graders for four hours straight.  If you follow my blog on even a semi-regular basis, then you've read about this group of seventh graders.
This could have been hell, but the kids were actually reasonably good today.  Incredibly loud, but reasonably good.  The teacher left a couple movies, which helped keep the peace.  I got to watch The Rookie and most of Remember the Titans.  Not the best movie, but a lot better than past subbing assignments where I got to watch the same 50 minutes of the live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks five times in one day.

Later in the day I got to watch Remember the Titans again with a group of exceptionally well behaved Freshman, and also administer a test to the other half of that same seventh grade class.

I may get to go back to that same class again tomorrow.  If I do, it is only a half day, and also the last day of school.  It should be fun.

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