Ok, I’m officially back on track, getting my posts done a day ahead and scheduling them out. I’m feeling good about it. I am also feeling good because I SURVIVED my first day of subbing for the school district yesterday!!!!!!!!
Yes, I did it. The kids did not wear me down. Well, I was pretty worn out, but they were great kids. They were third graders, just old enough to be a little clever, but young enough to be adorably sweet and helpful. I know they took advantage of me somewhat. I’m sure they don’t normally ask to go to the bathroom as often as they did, but they asked so sweetly, how could I say no? I kept it under control by not letting them go together, And if they asked right after a scheduled bathroom break I made them wait a while.
The class had twenty-two students, but one was out. By the end of the day, I had all of their names memorized! Can you believe that? I mean, I’m 54 and a brain that age is at the point where it needs to be exercised to keep it sharp. I believe the subbing will be giving my brain plenty of exercise.
I didn’t get any comments on yesterday’s post, so I guess that means I don’t have any teachers or substitute teachers following me. But I know I have parents though, so speak up if you have any suggestions for me, anything negative that a sub did or said to your kid that I should be sure to avoid saying?
By the way, Happy Halloween! I’ll be subbing in a 2nd grade class today. I wonder if they’ll have a class party and eat tons of sugar and start climbing the walls? Maybe that’s why the teacher scheduled off! Yikes! You’ll have to wait ’til Monday to find out if I survive that!