09 March 2006

Nudge, Nudge...Wink, Wink...Say No More

I think I solved the problem I was whining about the other day. I shared the following information with my AP kids:

  • 1st period meets from 7:50 - 8:10 each day
  • There is a "study hall" from 8:10 - 9:50; some AP classes will have practice tests (not ours); some students may work on their senior projects or other items
  • On Monday and Wednesday, our class will meet from 10:00 - 11:20. I will take roll for the first time at 10:00.

My question to them was, what time do you need to show up for school? One of them timidly volunteered, "Ten o'clock?"

What a bright young thing.

I pointed out that I was not telling them to skip school. However, if they had things they needed to do at home...and parents who understood their need to be there...then they could make what they wanted of next week's schedule. And if they had to come to school, they were welcome to hang out in my class.

Any guesses how many kids I'll see before 10 on Monday?

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