• From the Classroom,  Substitute Teaching

    Long-Term Assignment!

    Well, it’s about that time. I put off applying for jobs when I finished my degree in January partly because I wanted to get out and experience the world and partly because I had promised a friend I would take her class as a long-term sub when she went on maternity leave. Her leave starts in two weeks. Mrs. B is taking over the class for a month and a half! Pray…for me, for the children, what-have-you. 😀 I’ve been subbing for the teacher while she goes to doctor’s appointments, so the students are pretty used to me. Enough so that they have decided to test boundaries. They’re still adorable,…

  • From the Classroom,  Substitute Teaching

    Spring Marches In

    This month, I received my 2-shot vaccination. I was miserable for a couple of days but nothing compared to getting the actual disease and having to be hospitalized. My side effects included stiffness and pain in my arm, brain fog, and sleeping for nearly three days straight. My husband had the 1-shot J&J shot. He had a mid-range fever for a couple of days and all over body aches. But he’s doing well now. Get your vaccine when your turn comes up! In other news, I’ve hit the wall substituting. It is really hard to go into a different classroom with a different set of students every day. It’s a…

  • From the Classroom,  Substitute Teaching

    Continuing Adventures

    I’ve been working as a substitute teacher for about a month now and have decided that I am NOT cut out for the younger grades. Cute, sure. Funny, yes. But I can’t even with the hitting and whining and crying. I’ve had the chance to work with all ages now from high school seniors to first-graders. I’ve been in affluent schools and lower SES area schools. Other than the fact that I prefer older students, I haven’t narrowed it down at all! I would love an ELA resource room or an Austism or Behavior Cluster. Yet, I’m also in love with older students…say ten to twelve year olds in a…

  • From the Classroom,  Student Teaching,  Substitute Teaching

    And Stop!

    I’ve done it! I stand on the cusp of completing my education degree. It has been an amazing journey. Favorite moments will forever include the science experiment where I spent a month waiting for a couple buckets of dirt to dry. I am graduating in the midst of a pandemic, in the middle of a school year like no other. I have had a couple job interviews, but I decided to spend some time honing my classroom management skills by signing up to substitute. Later this spring, the plan is for me to take over a class whilst a teacher goes out on maternity leave. The list of people who…