Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Survived!

I guess I forgot to mention that I was hired by the Stafford County school system as a level 3 substitute teacher. Which means I am on the highest end of the pay scale YAY! Anyway, today was my first day subbing. I have not been in the classroom in an elementary teaching setting since the early 90's. I did teach college level Biology in the late 90's, which is practically the same thing....anyway I digress.

Today the Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers all had a required in service for either morning or afternoon. Since I have not subbed for the school system before, I was given a half day shift with 27 first graders. I really, really, honestly enjoyed it. I was very nervous beforehand, and even more so, after I found out that the Paraprofessional for that class, was also involved in the in service....which meant I was all by myself with these little guys. We had a fantastic time, Carson was sent to my room at dismissal, and he even had a great day. The best part.... the very best part.......I got paid for working a whole day. I can see myself enjoying this as a way to contribute to the family... and get me out of the house more and hopefully make some new friends.


Kassie said...

I am so glad that you had a good time. It is always good to get out of the house and feel like you are helping the family.

Petrel said...

Great! I consider it a great day as a sub when there is no blood on the floor at the end of the day. (just kidding) but some of the inter city schools here have a very high minority population, and some of these hoodlums don't want an education, nor do they want any one else to get one....It really makes a sum earn his/her pay.

You go girl!

Kariberry said...

How nice for you! And to teach at the same school your son attends.