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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Don’t Panic…

My job assignment starts exactly 30mins before the kids enter the room. Most of that time is used to review the lesson plans, locate all the material on the plan and try to make sure that I know how to work all of the in-classroom “technology”.

This doesn’t portend a good start to my day with 5th graders when I don’t know what the definition of “shortly” means.

Also, I don’t want “access”. All I desire is the printed hard copy, please. 


Anonymous said...

I once entered a 2nd grade room in a school I'd never subbed at before, and found NO lesson plans and NO class schedule. That was one time I was so glad that I had my subbing "bag of tricks" with me.To make it even more interesting, I had lunch duty, afternoon recess duty, and a fire drill! Another teacher told me I had duties, or I would have never known it.

KauaiMark said...

Sounds like a few teachers did a "duty dump" on the sub.

HappyChyck said...

I still think subbing is the hardest job out there!

How long was "shortly?"

Darren said...

I keep a notebook of day-by-day lesson plans for each course I teach. If it's an unplanned absence and the substitute I get isn't capable of teaching my math classes using those lesson plans, my emergency lesson plans are on file in the front office.

I would die of embarrassment at leaving a note like that.

Oh, and if you need to learn how to use any of the electronics in my room, you'll find step-by-step directions in the SUB folder I keep right on my desk.

I don't ever want a substitute teacher to think that I just dumped on them.

KauaiMark said...

"...How long was "shortly?"

She arrived about 20min before class and used another 5min to figure how to get it printed.

The day turned out ok, just not the way I'd like it to start.