Just a little vent...

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Just a little vent...
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Wed, 11-05-2008 - 6:49pm

I am a sub. This yr. has been going quite well. Today wasn't the worst day I am sure any sub has ever had but lets just say I earned my money today.


Actually I only had 2 classes this afternoon b/c of planning period, etc. so the 7th & 8th grade mixed math class comes in. They do not know me. They are noisy and didn't want to read their library book like in the plan for 10 min (not sure why they read in math class anyway) many said they wanted to discuss obama. Instead of discussion I turned on obama's acceptance speech for them to listen to. (this was very successful w/ the other class). He hasn't even started talking and they were so disruptive and disrespectful.


So, I turned it off. Got them quiet then passed out the test. I reminded them there was no talking or they'd get a zero. They settled down adn started working. Okay, most of them did. I had several who refused to be "tested by an outdated system". Fine. They sat quietly in protest - I recommended they write that on their test along w/ their suggestion for evaluating their acquired knowledge..honestly I don't think they knew what half those words even meant!!

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 10:53pm

What a day! For classes like this I might resort to the bean jar or a system that allows them to earn a positive reward.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Fri, 11-07-2008 - 9:27pm
Thanks Sherry! I had to expect a day like that. I am a sub right?? lol Todya was better. The kids were fine today.