I'm learning to walk the line between having students like me and having students respect me. During yesterday afternoon's math class I had to lecture the kids-the standard "you wouldn't be acting like this if your teacher were here-we just took a bathroom break before class so why does everyone need to go now?-you know you're better than this" talk that elementary school subs learn real quick. I got the feeling that if they'd had P.E. that day and recess a little earlier they could have gotten some of that energy out of their systems. I swear, if you could harness the energy in a classroom of first graders, you could power a small city.
Last week and a half of subbing:
last Tuesday-afternoon in special ed.
last Thursday-all day in 2nd grade special ed.
last Friday-morning in 4th/5th grade special ed. classroom
Monday-all day in 3rd grade
Tuesday-all day in 1st grade
Today-afternoon in special ed.
I'm just happy to be working this much this soon after winter break. My mom's been subbing for years and she says this is one of the slowest times of the year for subs.
PRAXIS on Saturday starting at 7:30 am. Ouch. Reading, writing, math for one hour apiece. I'm excited because this is a very real step towards becoming a teacher.
Then the Carroll County Arts Center is showing An Inconvenient Truth at 2 pm and 7 pm.