I am so glad it's Friday.
All of those intra-group-fighting girls were in Choir today with absolutely no recourse taken for anything. The other students are so frustrated that they passed around a petition (which Mrs. D saw and stopped) to the administration to deal with the persistent and pervasive disruptions. We were able to rehearse, and then...well, I need to censor details here for the sake of anonymity...the administration wants to blame our classroom management instead of addressing the infractions already reported. Just before we left the HS for the day we heard that one of the girls just about started a fight in a hall and had to be restrained by multiple adults. Are they waiting for someone to get punched?
There is some serious reflection that I have regarding this issue, but I need to take a break before writing it out. I'll include it as part of a "Music Education Pt. 2" post that I hereby promise to write this weekend.
I put an extra credit question on the Theory test for today that stated, "Draw something," and I got to see some funny illustrations (one of them had a picture of me yelling "Pupil!" which is funny if you remember that story).
I had some success in the General Music classes today (I taught the basic history of western notation), except the last class hadn't taken yesterday's quiz yet, so I had to try to get that out of the way. Too bad for us that two minutes after I handed out the quiz, a fire drill began. The drill took the rest of the class. Now they're two days behind! Sweet.