I got busted today by an Assistant Principal allowing my students to play hacky sack in the adjoining set shop after they'd finished their work. He was there to follow up an email I'd sent him. The AP just took up their hack and said nothing to me about it. The fact that he said nothing to me pissed me off more than anything. He acted as if I just had no clue what was going on, and was there to save the day. If he would have asked I would have said, "I had no idea what was going on." all innocent like. No, but really, I had already told the kids that if an admin person walked in whilst in mid hack they were to say it was statistics experiment.
So what's the big deal? These are good kids, have been emmensely helpful all year long in the shop, finished their work and were hacking around until the bell, in a room adjoining mine where they were seen, but not in the way. Big crime, right? Just like wearing torn jeans, a hat, earings, or colored hair. Give me a freakin' break!
Cody was right. I'm a sucky teacher. Summer here I come!
**the AP who ravaged my classroom looks earily like Sam Jackson's character in the newer Star Wars movies. Actually, when I was in high school we said he looked like a tall Yoda. Picture if these two characters mated.