Friday, March 5, 2010

When Kiara Comes Sauntering In Again, Hurrah, Hurrah

This title, of course, must be sung out loud to the tune of When the Saints Go Marching In!

When Kiara comes sauntering in again, hurrah, hurrah! The entire class will turn on its heels and grin, hurrah, hurrah!

Remember Kiara? The student who contacted on February 17th, in regard to her mysterious absence since January 19th? The student felled by the world's all time greatest migraine--for a month?

Kiara came back to class -- on March 4th.

Imagine the Matron's complete and total SHOCK when--with no advance warning or other signs of life---Kiara simply walked in with everybody else on Thursday morning. Well, wait a minute. This would imply that she was on TIME. No. Kiara walked in half an hour late.

The Matron didn't know who she was.

Matron: "Can I help you?"

Kiara: "It's me, Kiara."

Now, it turns out that for some reason the 'system' failed to remove her from the class --some computer issue, probably. So Kiara sees this class continuing to show up on her schedule and she thinks: "what the hell? why not go one day? did the room change colors?"

This would be the Matron's assessment of Kiara's detailed and sophisticated thought process, because Kiara didn't have a syllabus, any assignments, or books.

What's a teacher to do?!

This one is throwing that young woman what will be most difficult: giving Kiara exactly what she wants, which is half a semester of work to complete, independently. Yours truly is not giving private eight week instruction.

She is not holding her breath for this particular success story. Indeed, the second day all year Kiara selected to attend class? Right before Spring Break, which starts Monday.

The Matron can just see a hang-nail or stomach ache coming, issues that might down Kiara for another couple of weeks, starting right after Spring Break on Monday March 15th.

Good luck, honey.

Spring Break!! And the children? Still in school.

Hurrah, hurrah!


Daisy said...

I can't wait for the sequel!

carol said...

I get it now! This is a cautionary tale. The moral of the story careful what name you give your baby girl. Kiara....tiara it is rather confusing. Could pose some problems later in life when forced to walk among the less fortunately named.

Middle Aged Woman said...

I have actual nightmares, wherein I have "forgotten" to go to class all semester but somehow show up for the final exam. I'm sure she won't file a grievance with ombudsman for her final grade.

LI Laura said...

Wouldn't that be to the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again," rather than "When the Saints Go Marching In?"

Minnesota Matron said...

Laura -- You are totally right! I had my songs mixed up!! Which is why I am not a musician : -)