Tuesday, ODD BLOCK SCHEDULE: Following my subsitute lesson plan from yesterday but finishing the Nova Kaboom video instead of Scientific American Frontiers Video:Hydrogen Hopes.
Substitute lessons are usually nice and easy and it makes it easy for me when I come back to school after an absence.
A student from my period 5 class came in to see me at lunch about some missing work. I asked how things went with the sub yesterday. He said some kids were not working and some throwing things like erasers and that one of my plastic models (a 1/72 scale F-16) was broken and hidden in a drawer.
Grapes thrown and smashed last Thursday in period 7 and now Hooliganism in period 5.
THIS IS WHY YOU DO NOT LET KIDS SIT WHERE THEY WANT.
Because of earning high grades and nobody failing at semester, I allowed these 2 classes to make their own seating chart. It was a bit noisy but I let it go anyway. This is my reward. I have to say that period 1 and 2, my two early morning classes, have managed pretty well with their own seating chart as did my period 8 Honors Science Class. I did not allow my period 4 kids to make their own seating chart. Period 4 is one of the best behaved. I have learned my lesson.