It was now sixth period. I headed down to my advanced calculus class which was pretty far from the cafeteria so I had to really hustle. If I was late, Mr. Theo would kill me!
After I got my calculus text book out of my locker and shut it, I realized that I left my notebook and pencil in there. If I showed up late to class, I'd get chewed out. If I didn't have my notebook or a pencil I'd get chewed out. I just couldn't win. I decided to just rush to class without my notebook or pencil. I could hopefully borrow a pencil from someone, and maybe some scratch paper.
I got to class with about ten seconds to spare. As soon as I sat down next to Trish and Meg, I asked Trish for a pencil and Meg for scratch paper. They owed me anyway. I'd let Trish take the bathroom pass even though I needed it really bad and I told Mr. Widdle that Meg had to talk to another teacher which is why she was late to class- a lie of course.
"Thanks. You just saved my butt." I announced a little too loudly because I heard some immature students giggle at the word butt.
I was so lucky that I had calculus with Trish and Meg. I always sat right in the middle of them. In front of me was Ty, which was now a bit awkward. Then behind me was Ryder. Which was even more awkward.
"Hey, do you mind switching seats?" Meg asked pointing at Ty.
I didn't know what to say because I loved having Ryder right behind me. "Umm..." Luckily I was saved by Mr. Theo.
"Sorry I'm late."
We worked in small groups for a little while on our homework. I was in a group with Trish, Meg, and Jenna. Jenna wasn't the brightest. The only reason she's in calculus is because she cheats on her tests by posting the answer sheet under her desk. And on homework, she joins a smart group and copies their answers. We just let her.
In fact, one time when Jenna was in our group, we wrote down the wrong answers on everything and got through the worksheet in like five minutes. Then when she handed hers in, we erased everything and did it ourselves. She failed.
We got a 96% because we forgot a stupid label. Mr. Theo is really strict like that. Normally teachers would only take off half a point for a forgotten label, but Mr. Theo takes off a whole point.
He's really the only strict teacher though. The rest are pretty loose. Especially Ms. Jennings. Honestly, I don't really like Ms. Jennings that much. There's a certain point where a teacher is just too loose. Ms. Jennings crosses that point a bit too far.
She's the Family Consumers Science teacher, or FCS. In FCS we're supposed to learn how to sew and cook. What we actually learn is how to watch YouTube videos and set up a Twitter account. Most kids would be thrilled by this, but I actually signed up for this class to learn something! That clearly won't happen.
I guess I'll just have to deal with watching hilarious fail videos on YouTube for now.