Jake just couldn’t keep it together. He got in a fight in reading class (name calling, eraser throwing) and received a citation. He repeated the performance during writng period and received yet another citation – and lunch detention from me.
At lunch time Jake informed me that he had also gotten in trouble in P.E. and he’d been given detention there. He said if he didn’t show up, Mr. T. would make him serve an extra day. I told him to go serve his detention with Mr. T.
Mr. T. and I both have lunch at the same time. Imagine our surprise as we looked across the table at each other in the teacher’s lounge, each of us wondering aloud where Jake was.
Jake was, of course, at recess, having told me he was with Mr. T., and having told Mr. T., he was with me.
After lunch I confronted Jake with his deception, and an aditional two days detention. Was he contrite? No. He was disgusted. “How was I supposed to know you guys talk to each other?”