Yup, I did it....subbed in a kindergarten class today!!! It was a lot of fun actually but I was whipped when it was over and I was only there for 1/2 a day! We did Tubbing (manipulatives in different tubs in centers), calendar math, creative play inside and outside and I read to them plus they got to see two Dr. Seuss videos as it was his birthday today! They are so funny! My friend, who teaches the class, warned me that she had a class of drama queens who cried at the drop of a hat! She only has 4 boys and then about 14 girls! Yup, I had 3 girls crying at once during free time because "they hurt each others' feelings", lol. We discussed and apologized and suddenly, they were fine again! Five year olds get over things quickly- we could learn from them, lol.
I was told that I didn't give them "enough" of their snack..animal crackers, so I had to give more, lol. They had on Dr. Seuss hats that they made also. I forgot and wore white pants..mistake...I had at least 30 feet on my lap or leg so I could tie their shoelaces!! I really did enjoy it and the staff got a good chuckly out of me being in the K class when I was there a few days ago in a 5th grade class. I really enjoy the different grades and being in and out of there with no conferencing, grades, etc...makes it fun cuz you really get to teach.
I just accepted a job for a first grade class on Monday at a differnent school. I love their hours for teachers: 7-2:30!! I try and not take more than 2-3 jobs a week but it's hard to turn down friends and I do enjoy making the extra money. I only put down for 5 schools and I could sub everyday with just them if I wanted...but I don't.
I love to say that I'm taking off two days or the next day, etc. and then get to do what I want. And I really enjoy being around the kids again and seeing my friends at the schools. It's also fun being at the different schools as they are all quite different so it's a nice change up.
My conversation with one little girl today who made another girl cry when she called her a "cry baby"...
me: Why did you call her a name? Was that being kind?
her: I DIDN'T CALL HER A NAME...I said that I was a cry baby!!
me: ah..no, you didn't call yourself a crybaby but nice try...now, was that kind?
her: well no...but she's ALWAYS CRYING!!
So since I started subbing, I've done K, 1st, 3rd and 5th....still haven't done 2nd or 4th yet.
Terrible weather in the mid west and one of my friends, Deb Harter, had a tornado touch down in her city and almost destroyed the high school where her son went. Thank goodness, she kept him home today. I think I'll stick with hurricanes..at least you have a warning.
I got two new bags from "Thirty-One" today and I love, love them. Have you seen the awesome blossom pattern?
and I had KIP monogrammed on them too. I'll use them this summer for my Alaska trip. Thanks Colleen!!
I'm looking forward to this weekend a lot...more to come on that later!