It’s the last day before Christmas break.
I picked up a 2nd grade class assignment for today. The only assignment this week. The last assignment for 2007. Minimum work on a minimum, 4 ½ hr day.
A piece of cake.
…or so I thought.
- Take roll
- Busy work
- Busy work
- Play the video: The Muppet Movie
Everything was proceeding along as “planned” until they came back from lunch. All I had left to do was play the movie and then send them on their way home.
Well is seems that this one girl had already seen The Muppet Movie and has declared it boring.
But because SHE’S bored she assumes that everyone should also be bored. She starts acting up by pushing her chair around the room until she can start loud conversations to the distraction of the other kids trying to follow the story line.
I’m not gonna force any kid to watch a Disney movie in class. It’s the last day!
My efforts to limit her mobility by having her sit next to me in the back of the room only last for a few minutes until she starts scooting away from me an inch or two at a time. I notice but I let it slide. It’s the last day!!
As long as she isn’t too disruptive and to the other kids aren’t complaining, I’ll let it go just for today because it’s the last day!!!
Big mistake. This movie lasts an hour and twenty minutes. That’s too much time to tempt little Miss Bored to act “civil”. Four return trips to the back of the room next to me is my limit.
The ultimate 2nd grader punishment of “turning her card to yellow”, writing her name on my report for her teacher or asking “What would Santa think?” had negligible effect. By negligible, I mean absolutely none.
Finally it’s time to go home. I’m sooo glad that it’s the last day!!!!
Off topic note. Today’s odd kid name for today: