The worst day that I experienced during my field experience at Middle School of Pacolet was the day that Mr. Wilson was absent. Mr. Wilson is the type that rarely never misses a day, so there had to be something important to occur for him to not be present. On this day, everything started out just fine, but then someone decided to act up. Class started out normal with the substitute taking attendance and then gave an explanation of what the class was supposed to do for the day. Theie assignment that day was a writing prompt. The students took a little longer than usual to get settled down, but once they were given permission for them to listen to music while they worked, everyone got quiet. It remained like this for a majority of the class period, but then a student decided to turn his music up loud. As expected, another student two rows over asked him if he could turn his music down. Instead of doing what was asked of him, he got an attitude and said, “Are you going to make me?”
The other student said “No, but I’m asking if you could please turn it down.” The girl asked the same question, and when he didn’t answer they went back to their work. All throughout this, the sub did nothing but watch. Next, another student turned his music up loud, I guess to annoy the girl, and then he was told to turn his music down. He didn’t ask the girl, he asked the guy.
Then, from what I saw, the same boy as before was talking to a friend, and the girl said “Do you have something to say to me? You need to stop mumbling and just say it to my face.” I guess she assumed that the two were talking about her. And the guy replied, “WILL-YOU-TURN-YOUR-MUSIC-DOWN?”
And again she asked, “Are you going to make me?” At this point I looked at the sub, expecting him to do something, but of course he didn’t. So for the rest of class, the girl did her work with her music turned up loud and the boy tried his very hardest to ignore it. That day, I was very shocked at the behavior of the girl. Before this incident, I had rarely ever heard her talk. That was by far the worst day I had at the field experience.
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