So... You said you wouldn't mind a few stories about substitute teaching? Well....
Friday I subbed for a friend of mine who just took on a 2nd grade class... the teacher that started the year left 3 weeks in... and so my friend Mrs. P took over at about week 4....
Anyway - I just emailed her my "comments" about how my day went.
One word: Monsters.
There's something that happens when kids don't have consistency.... and it's ugly.
And I feel bad for the kids.
But I didn't feel bad for them until after school... during school? I wanted to send half the class to the principal! (And probably should've!)
A class of 28 seven year olds.
7 of them got "good notes" from me for their regular teacher.
9 of them got the opposite.
One example: Little boy was following me out of an afternoon assembly - and I heard giggles behind me, and turned around to see that he was pretending to grab my booty with both of his hands in a very crude way..... luckily for both of us, he didn't actually touch me, but he did absolutely floor me!
I was so shocked that I couldn't even speak.....
Tomorrow: 4th grade at another school...... maybe I'll have a better day!