Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Last day of school.....for me
Today was my last day....subbing that is....or being the "guest teacher" which is the new catch phrase. It has been an interesting school year, as a sub that is. It was pretty rare for me to come home without a story, or two or three. Some days I came home exhausted and overwhelmed and other days I came home.....feeling like I had contributed in some way. As I have said before, everyone should have to sub for ONE school day. It will put teaching into a whole new perspective. I have always respected the profession, but after this year.....it has gone to another level of respect. Seriously, there were many days that I would hardly have time to eat lunch as I would be prepping for the second half of the day while the kids were at lunch/recess. A couple of friends had encouraged me to blog about my subbing from the get go. In hindsight I wish that i had written more down. Darn me for not starting that journal.......that'll teach me!
For the most part the kids would keep me on my toes with funny comments or actions. They were mostly sweet.....but the older they get in elementary school the trickier they are. Today I subbed for a 5th grade class. I looked into their relatively innocent eyes...knowing that next year they would be in middle school. And after my experiences subbing in Middle School this year....I am here to tell you that the sweet innocent look will fade to a more jaded, tough attitude.