Well, the first days of school have passed fairly well, with one notable exception: Developmental Writing. Our class was at 8:00 on Monday.
When I walked in the room, there were seven of the fifteen enrolled students there. Not an auspicious start. A girl came in about fifteen minutes into the class; she was a fine addition. She sat and stared off toward the side of the classroom and occasionally made remarks to the person sitting next to her (followed by snickers--and not the delicious chocolate kind). The other kids were more polite, but it took dynamite to make them respond to anything. Of course, non of them had their books or paper to write upon.
I did find that most of the students in the class had failed dev. writing last semester. With attitudes like that? I am shocked.
Anyway, we need to get a handle on this--AND FAST. Ideas? Suggestions?
I meet with them tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!