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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Young Adults…

I intended to take the day off yesterday. After six straight classes of 5th grade children, I needed a break.

Anticipating a very long weekend until my next scheduled assignment on Wednesday, I declined calls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to take classes for Monday and Tuesday mornings. After all, being around children constantly can drive a person a bit batty. Just ask any mother of 2 or more school age kids.

Then Sunday night I got a request to sub Monday at one of the three schools in the district I hate to turn down. I hesitate to turn them down because they don’t call that often. More importantly, the quality of student, in general, tends to be more…well…how should I politely say this?...”mature” is an apt description.

There you have it; I passed on several offers to substitute children in favor of one class of young adults the same age.

Now, if only some of the adults I have to interact with wouldn’t act like children most of the time, life would be good!!

1 comment:

Theresa Milstein said...

I don't think you should feel bad if they're willing to give you a choice of assignments. My district's philosophy? You get what you get and you don't get upset.