The room was complete chaos. Just before lunch the class of fourth and fifth grade students were cleaning out the cages for the two classroom pets. And while it is nearly the middle of the year and the students should have the pet maintenance tasks figured out, minutes before the class left for lunch birdseed for the parakeet were dumped on the floor and the hay for the gerbil tipped onto the carpet as the students put the cage back on the shelf.
As the sub in the room, you were thankful that you would only be in the now messy classroom for the afternoon. You knew that you would make sure that the students borrowed a vacuum from the janitor and cleaned up the majority of the mess after lunch. As a taxpayer in the district, you know that major cleaning goes on in school buildings over breaks. Yo