Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The PC Term is "Guest Teacher"....

.....And that was me today! Yup, first day of subbing. Not bad since my name only got put in the system on Tuesday. I have a feeling it was luck, though, I think I checked the computerized system (I'm obsessed) at just the right time.

Anyway, today I was the guest music teacher. Mmmm hmmm, that's right - me and music. Qualified, oh no way! But, it was in the elementary, so I laid in bed last night thinking about the lyrics to fun camp songs just in case I had to find a way to fill time......

Fortunately, that wasn't necessary. I'm sure the teacher I subbed for was tortured over having to have a sub for the 4 hours that I covered as it only contained 3 half hour classes! Bummer for her, praises for me. Therefore, I spent a lot of time cutting out "Cat in the Hat" pictures for her, and those classes I did have were pretty good. They were 4th and 5th graders, who, according to lesson plans, got to pick the groups of four they wanted to be with. That meant: 1) there was lots of drama over who got to be in each group and 2) all of the rowdy boys grouped together. By the third class, I had a much better handle on the management aspect, but even class #1 was tolerable.

So, I survived. And, I'll still be obsessively looking for those assignments. As most subs, er, I mean "guest teachers" would tell you, it is so much easier working for a job that you already knowing is coming, vs. waking up to the phone call, wondering and waiting.....

5 comments:

Queen Beeeeeeee said...

Yaaay!!! Congrats! Sounds like a fun day.

Growin' with it! said...

well look at you...AWESOME...working woman again. proud of you and of course they got you in there fast...you ROCK.

ahem, if you end up subbing at a certain little school, with 2 certain little boyso, please hug them for their mama.

brayden's better, eh? oh thank goodness!

StephieAnne said...

Just an FYI - I'll be working in the town next door to the city we live in - so that disqualifies your kiddos, Linda. (Also, BTW - Linda's kids and my kids do not go to the same school, which might explain why our kid stories never cross paths, despite the fact that two of our kids are the same age).

Also - I think that first assignment was a fluke - nothing else has come up yet... we'll see just how many working days this Mom is able to snag.

Kelly said...

you are so sweet to have stopped by my blog! come by again! i'll be sure to visit you again to hear about your subbing adventures!

congrats on a successful first day! i'd be nervous. i never could figure out how subs could do it...but i guess us teachers who sub have a few tricks up our sleeves. i'm sure i'll be subbing someday, too. but for now, i'll enjoy your stories!

thanks again for coming by...it's nice to meet you! it's neat that you and linda live near one another...did you know her before blogging?

Beverly said...

Yay you!! I love that it takes the first few classes to get it all "right"!!