My students SHOCKED me today. All 27 less 2 (best attendance they ever had) of them showed up to class today.
On a sunny, gorgeous and warm day like today (it has been cold and rainy here in the NW pretty much ever since early Fall).
To a class they have after lunch.
With a teacher they didn't really like (more like hated) at first.
In a school where they have open campus.
All the nerds I know (myself included) would skip today.
I am defying the fact that they showed up because they've used up all of their skip days during the nasty winter we had and are currently on an attendance contract and am taking their act as a compliment.
I am sure they are mortified.