Then, I get very sick. I stay home, trusting that they'll take their test with the sub. Then I get this email from my department head:
I understood from your substitute that a group of students, seeing that you are not there, just left the room. This is the reason you will find less tests to mark.
I have just 4 out of 10 to mark. FOUR! Of those missing 6, only 2 have gotten in touch with me. One told me she skipped the morning knowing she wasn't prepared. Another was "stuck in traffic because his car still doesn't have the snow tires on it."
Oh, so angry. Apparently they've all already been rounded up and put on Saturday school. Then they'll be coming in to see me after school to take the test. Now the question is, and I think it must be, that they get a different version, which I must write. Two versions never end up being equal in difficulty, want to guess which version will end up harder...
Mean, a bit, but have I mentioned I'm angry.