So by this point, you may be aware of my dislike for those four boys in my 6th period. Last week apparently, the proverbial straw was placed on the collective administrators backs and one of them was suspended, and the other three have been in In-School-Suspension on various days, so that over the last week, there has been no more than one of the miscreants in my class on any given day.
It has been blissfully, utterly glorious.
We are actually getting things accomplished. We have had actual, meaningful DISCUSSIONS about things in class, and today, when I gave them a reading assignment, they DID IT. No arguing, no whining, no disruptions, just wonderful learning.....(Insert Deep Sigh of Relief here)
I also had my observation today. Of course, normally we are doing all kinds of interactive stuff, talking, blah, blah, blah, but today, we are doing bookwork. So.....Mr. Principal observed kids reading. I helped, walked around, and so on, but bookwork. And then, about halfway through class, I look behind him and there is a phone plugged into the wall charging up! Yes, it did take me half of a class period to notice it....sigh....