So two days after writing about how my AP class only had two students, I was delivered seven more today - in the middle of class. With no warning whatsoever, and while I was in the middle of teaching, two counselors brought seven students to my door. A few of the students walked in the room of their own volition, but watching them get the other students into my class was quite the spectacle. A few of the students were resisting the AP class like a cat being held above a tub of water. The counselors ended up literally shoving a few through the door against their will (not exaggerating here).
So ten minutes into my lesson, my lesson was completely shot. There was no way I could continue teaching about the topic I had scheduled when the vast majority of my class had just come out of a non-AP class that had begun the year with industrialization. I scrambled for a new lesson plan and pulled something less than stellar out of nowhere.
So here I am, left with the dilemma of how to catch seven kids up to two kids four weeks into an AP class. I have no idea what I'm going to do, but I'm not entirely happy and neither are the kids. A lot of them just stared at me the whole time, and when I told them how much work the class would be - well, you should have seen their looks of disapproval. This is going to be quite the test.