I started marking the tests. I have nothing to worry about as far as these grades are concerned. Getting them motivated and interested in passing, that is a whole different issue.
Take Mickey--he only comes to school because he's on probation and has to show the court he is attending. No one cares about his grades. I just spoke to his dad and his dad said he never liked math or school but he would see what he can do.
Take Jordan--I saw from the phone log that I am not the first teacher to call and he does the same nothing in other classes.
Take Chung--who showed up only once the entire term
Take Brian--who came to class when he was escorted by a dean (only once.)
Take Jerry--who can't sit still for more than five minutes.
Take Jill--who counts on her fingers.
Then there are the kids who fill in anything on the test but have no idea as to what they are writing.
Then there are the kids that never bring a calculator.
Anyway, I can go on and on. Welcome to the world of my ninth period class. At least I only have one like this.
I am expected to get these kids to pass. They don't need me, they need a miracle worker.