Well they must have liked me ..... because a lot of them showed up for class , unfortunately it was not their class.
Thursday and Friday I substituted for the same teacher. First and last period she has the same classes everyday. I took attendance like usual on Thursday by calling their names and looking for a hand or listening for a "here". Well I turned the attendance sheet in. In my mind there were a lot of kids but I was thinking, it is a small room. I was supposed to have 27 kids and only 2 were missing. Most kids did the work and I noticed one guy in the corner did nothing. I asked him if he had anything to turn in, he said, "no". Ok, my thoughts... he is accountable , not me.
On Friday, the class was a little more crowded. I could not really compare it to the day before because my mind was dreading the last class I would have which was my problem class the day before. I took role and all but one was there. Security came in to collect my attendance sheet. He stopped and looked. I was thinking, they are being good why are you looking at me and them like we are crazy. He then looked, pointed and said, " you and you, in the hall." He nicely told me they did not belong in my class. I was thinking ok less students to be responsible for. Well security came back and took roll again, row by row and asked the kids their last names. Ummh, three more kids left the classroom including the one from the day before that did not do any work . I felt like I did not do my job very well today but then I chuckled thinking, well they all like me and wanted to come in my class. You have to see the positive, right.
Lesson learned..... For now on , I do not call role out , I will go row by row and do a head count. What is odd too is I have been known to do a head count sometimes , well sometimes is all the time now.
Oh the joys of a substitute.