Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Okay, so today is like Monday to me since I wasn't at work yesterday. Coming back to work after my class had a sub for the day....not a pleasant thing. The room is trashed, you would think the kids would keep it picked up the way they do for me....but NO. I guess it's like letting your own children (so I hear) run loose through the house without supervision. Except, the sub is the supervision, right? Wrong. My room is T-Rashed. I repeat. T R A S H E D. I know I know, what did I expect? It's always the same, I guess I just thought ONE TIME I'd get lucky and it would be decent. No such luck. The lessons I left (copies of work that required NO teaching, just passing out to simplify things) weren't done, and somehow the kids got into their math folders that were as far away from the lesson plans as possible. Those folders weren't to be touched, actually, because I hadn't taught those lessons yet, and I'm not leaving work that has a new concept that the kids haven't learned yet for a sub to do. No way. But the work was done anyway, clearly the kids were confused and had way too many questions....MAYBE BECAUSE I HADN'T TAUGHT THAT STUFF YET AND THAT'S WHY THOSE MATH FOLDERS WEREN'T IN THE LESSON PLANS! Is it that hard? Really? I guess I must take it for granted that I can read english and follow simple directions, and pass out copies of work when needed. Cause that's what I did when I subbed. I followed the plans the teacher left AND THAT'S ALL. If there was extra time, I played games, gave free time/recess when appropriate. Once again, I guess I just take it for granted that I can read english. And follow another adult's directions. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper this morning. I'm a PISSED OFF camper. Teacher.

Now I feel better having vented to the internet.

Three positive things I will focus on today........

1. My new camera is scheduled to be on my doorstep when I get home.
2. It's going to be sunny and beautiful ALL DAY!
3. I have a softball game today. Yay!


Mary-LUE said...

Bad sub = Bummer. I'm sorry you have to deal with the aftermath!

Tasha said...

So sorry to hear the badness and mess you had to come back to...I do feel your pain. Chris was home with the girls yesterday and I get home and.....well I will write about it today...come check it out..LOL

Lori said...

What is the deal with that? I get that more often than not with subs! IT is so frustrating!!! You can have it laid out and plainly labeled and they will do something else anyway. URGH!! And the trashing of the room - why does this ALWAYS happen? I hate walking in the day after a sub - sometimes it is more work to miss than to just be there! I had a sub last year who (according to kids) sat at my desk and talked on the phone and ate all day. I know they were telling the truth, because she didn't clean up after herself and I had to clean up her food crumbs and coffee spills from my desk - ewww!

Now - do you feel justified in your venting? You got me going too! LOL!

la bellina mammina said...

guess we all have our bad days huh? And what better way then to vent it out? I always feel better after I do! :-) Hope your day gets better soon!!