mr. charles: If you want a physical quiz, raise your hand.
//everyone except izzee raises their hand
mr. charles: If you want a written quiz, raise your hand.
//only izzee raises her hand
//mr.charles sighs some more
//getting frustrated because Izzee refuses to hit the volleyball with force
Mr. Charles: Who's your math teacher? Giles?
Mr. Charles: Okay. Imagine that this ball is Mr. Schwartz. He's giving you bad grades! Hit him!
Izzee: I can't do that! Mr. Schwartz is great!
Mr. Charles: Okay then. Imagine that this ball is me. Now hit it!
//Izzee smiles and complies forcefully
Mr. Charles: *talking about the trajectory of a ball* See! Gym is the subject which ties everything together! We do physics, history, biology, medicine, English - you name it.
Mr. Charles: shh be quiet. I’m still working on that part.
//demonstrating how to pivot in magnet PE
Mr. Charles: See, now I pivot...
Students: That's not a pivot, that's a COUNTERCLOCKWISE ROTATION!
Mr. Charles: And now I do a reverse pivot...
Students: That's a CLOCKWISE ROTATION.
Mr. Charles: No, it's a pivot!
Students: IT'S A ROTATION
//Mr. Giles has given the class time to work on the homework, and some people are just socializing instead of working.
Giles: Charles Yin! Something shiny is on your desk.
Charles: (looking up quickly) What?
Giles: Just seeing how easily distracted you are. Go do something productive!