I had to substitute teach on Tuesday - ELA ( the classes I push into, so that was fun!) and two sections of social studies. It always feels good to teach in a classroom. I miss having my own class. I loved my job when I was a classroom teacher. My hometown is flooded with elementary teachers, so I do not think I will ever have a job like that again. It makes me feel sad.
Wednesday started out like a normal day, but in the afternoon I went into one of my classes and there was a substitute. This is a tough group. They like to have choices, but they also LOVE TO TALK. There are a few kiddos in the room who like control. Everyone has had these kids. They need choice, they need flexibility, but mostly they NEED to feel power and control. These are the kids we as teachers treat with delicate gloves! Well, there was an incident and for the first time in all my years of teaching I had to sprint after a student. He won. I swim, I go to cycling classes, but I DO NOT RUN. LOL. It was an experience and I am leaving it at that!
Because of my busy week I only took a few pictures. Here they are:
Students choose a story to read.
They used "FAST"
On the back they wrote about a character trait with text evidence.
This kiddo cracks me up!
I said leave your board blank if you don't know the answer.
Just a funny thing I found on Twitter.
My Mom and I at a local concert.
This is how I began my vacation!
I LOVE my shirt!
I am so happy to have a week to myself. I hope all my NY teacher friends enjoy their week off or if you have a three day weekend enjoy that, too!