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Daily School Journal day 24 (AM)

by admin on September 22nd, 2003

Wow, it’s always exciting to come back and read how each substitute goes about assessing my class. My sub did a scale of 0-5 on noise and attention to work. The noise was 4 or 5 (being highest) in all my classes. The attention to work was 2 or 3 in all the classes. I see this as typical. Two of the notes read this way; “D and R did not bring project with them today.” That’s no shock. See the difference between me and a sub is. A sub will buy that excuse. I give them another assignment. The best note was this; ” J and R pulled off of computer (looking on search engine for crystal meth.)” I almost spit out my juice this morning when I read that. It’s so typical of my kids. Overall though the guy said he enjoyed himself and would be happy to do it again. This goes back to my point that subbing is easier. He got to go home at the end of the day and not worry about the fact nothing got accomplished. He doesn’t have to live with the knowledge nothing had been accomplished for some of those kids ALL year.

The worst thing is when a Sub comes in and tries to change the world so to speak in a day. My kids rebel big time. I’ve had subs who get mad because it’s messy in here, and forget where they are (I think it’s the fact that we have high school in our name, they expect more) Then they flip out when the work isn’t any good, or the behavior is awful. They try and crack down hard, which sends the kids into a frenzy of rebellion. It’s bad. I kind of like it when it happens though, it makes me look really appealing when I get back. I get a lot of the “you’re never allowed to leave us again.” Stuff, it makes me feel a little better.

The time off last week was nice though. I worked at my sons’ pre-school on Friday. 3 and 4 year olds are way different animals. I don’t quite get them. I liked my day; I worked in the kitchen all day. I was in charge of snack, cleaning and vacuuming the left half of the building. Here’s a note to self- Bird seed should never be allowed indoors. Ever. I made quesadillas for the kids, which they all liked. I had to sit at a table with my son and three other kids. I don’t get how these kids just sit and chew a grape and stare at you. It’s weird. The day went fine though. I did a good job. I felt good at the end of it.

Today should be ok, kids will be happy I’m back, and pissed it’s Monday. We’ll have a totally useless faculty meeting today, which will be too long, and too useless.

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