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Friday, October 01, 2004

Movin' up in the big leagues. Got called to do a 2-day (Friday and Monday) sub for 3rd grade. After the 1st-2nd combo fiasco, I was a little skeptical that I could handle older kids.

The office didn't seem to know the teacher called in "sick" for both Fri AND the following Monday. Must be the Vegas weekend flu. These kids seemed a little too happy to see a "sub" in the classroom.

Eighteen kids with what must be the tiniest bladders ever. During the morning session they constantly danced with crossed legs claiming "I gotta go BAD". I began to suspect I was being scammed after saying "Not now" where upon they then starting asking for drinks of water.

Note to self: "New rule for Monday, NO bathroom or water breaks till recess or after school."

Other than that things went pretty well. Monday might be another story

...Mark


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go, KauaiMark! Hang in there. As one who's been in the "teaching trenches" for 20 years, it really is worth it...sounds like you have the best secret weapon for survival in this field... a sense of humor! ... love the postings. Keep 'em coming.
Mary O

Anonymous said...

Way to go, KauaiMark! Hang in there. As one who's been in the "teaching trenches" for 20 years, it really is worth it...sounds like you have the best secret weapon for survival in this field... a sense of humor! ... love the postings. Keep 'em coming.
Mary O