Welcome to my new blog.
(You can visit my other one here, where recent posts are about books, older posts--back to June 2009!--are about motherhood, crocheting, sewing, and life in general.)
Reflection is an important part of full-time teaching--and, I've discovered, substitute teaching. That is what I'm going to do here. Among other things.
My first assignment came in literally minutes after my account became active on the subline. What a shock! After many weeks spent getting through all the requirements for employment, I was employed.
It was a second grade class, I already knew about half the kids because my son is also in second. The day came and went. There was some fun, some moments of frustration, some time spent later reflecting on the day and not ever wanting to do it again.
The next assignment was in my son's former kindergarten classroom. The day came and went. There was some fun, some moments of frustration, some time spent later reflecting on the day and the realization that I totally could and would do it again.
So here I am. I have worked a total of eighteen days, and currently have another nine scheduled. But that could change at any moment. Flexibility is the number one trait a substitute teacher needs. But more on that later. I have a lot to say.