Did it ever happen? I'll give you a hint...NO! (To set the record straight, my junior year finals were cancelled for a day due to a snow storm, but that one we can chalk up to divine intervention and not teacher generosity.)
But never, ever ever, would I have had the nerve to do what one of my students did yesterday. She walked into my classroom right after lunch, with a grin like she had just snuck into a second movie after the one she paid for finished, and said,
"I have bad news. You aren't going to like it, but you can't do anything about it. Well, you will just have to accept it, but..."I was going for mock shock, but I think I accidentally a heard of elephants from my eyes to trample her instead.
"It's about the math test. None of us are ready, and we don't want to take the test."This is the point where I asked her where she was going to be seventh period. In math class? Well, yes. Problem solved.
Also, a different student returned a book that I leant to her, First They Killed My Father. She clandestinely left it on my desk with this post-it note:
Thank you for the book! I really x 1000000 enjoyed it. P.S. Sorry for making it Dirty.