One part of my planning time is Spanish class, taught by another teacher. She is finishing up some assessments and the other day asked permission if she could show a Spanish video during the time while she pulled kids for assessment. I replied it didn't bother me none as I was going to use this time, my planning time, to do the same. Today: she puts in the movie into my computer, I fiddle with it to get it going, and she goes out into the hall to start pulling kids, the understanding being I would be in the classroom doing my assessments. The movie doesn't work. The intro starts, but after that the computer can't pull anything from the disk. I'm not so technical, neither is the other teacher, and neither of us planned to spend the entire hour fiddling with a silly movie. I said I would give my kids some quiet free time. Why? I had nothing else planned, it's my planning time, and I'm trying to pull kids for reading assessments. Add to this that a good third of my class actually goes to an English course during Spanish time so I couldn't even teach a full class. Anywho, another teacher walks in, sees it, and later says that if she were in the situation, she would have whipped together a great emergency lesson. I'm feeling rather bitter about her comment. Was I wrong to allow some quiet free time while I did my assessments?