The great escape happened yesterday.
This week high school students are doing their service hours at our school. One year we had six boys, and oh boy! That turned into utter chaos. They bounced balls to the ceiling, leap frogged over children and worst of all, on Bike Day, they went outside to prepare the playground and line up the kids' bikes. They hitched our wagon to the bumper of one of their cars and were doing donuts on the parking lot, giving each other the ride of their lives. Just so happened that one of their teachers was the mother of one of our students. I'm sure they still remember the tongue lashing and punishment.
Yesterday two senior girls were assisting in my class after lunch. One simply disappeared. we checked the bathrooms, hall, closets. We figured she skipped out. Someone discovered her snoring in the doll house. A teacher asked, "Should we wake her?"
I was all for letting her sleep.
She came stumbling into the room rubbing her eyes as though she had just woke up. Come to think of it, she had.
There are days after lunch that I could take a snooze too, but in the real world...
Hmmm...seems like she couldn't be assisting much in the classroom if she's sound asleep!! Not a great way to impress people or accomplish anything.
Actually, sleeping in a doll house where no one could find me sounds very intriguing at the moment!
I would have shaken her awake, yelling, "If I can't take a nap, nobody else over three feet tall is going to take a nap, either."
Every day is an adventure for you (or fodder for a story), Linda.
Gosh, Linda. Hope that helper doesn't become a teacher. You need wayyyyyy too much energy and she didn't have it. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for all your visits. Susan
One hundred of them pass through my classroom every day. It's an ongoing battle.
Future teachers? Scary, huh?
I could snooze right now!
H'mmm. Sounds like it's a zero for earning service hours since I'm pretty sure that sleeping isn't much in the way of service.
Ditto what Val said. Ironic, huh? That the preschoolers aren't the ones who desperately want and need a nap?
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