Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I had a very exhausting day. The other first grade teacher was sick and there was no sub. My principal asked me if I would take both classes with an assistant. I've done it before so I said sure. Today is one of our days with no breaks and our principal who usually does lunch duty had a meeting so we ate with our kids. Both classes had computer lab, so I sent the assistant with each group to computers and then taught each class alone for the hour. I had around 37 kids in my room. It was OK most of the time, but the other teacher came here in Feb. and she is still trying to break some bad habits her kids have. They don't raise their hand for anything. They either shout out answers or come to your desk, table, etc... to ask you something. I don't now if it was because I was extra tired or what, but they were about to drive me crazy. I felt like I was playing Whack a Mole and losing.

What does your school do when they can't get a sub? Do you have problems getting subs?

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  1. Wow! Sorry you had a rough day!
    we sometimes have an issue getting subs, but not normally. I don't think anyone has ever had to watch two classes for the whole day!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Wow, you are a trooper! I don't know if I could have done that!

    Lohren Nolan

  3. 37?! That's quite crazy. If we don't have a sub, some extra person in our building takes the class.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Kelly, I am so sorry! I teach pre-k now. I used to teach kindergarten, and it was hellish when they would split 1 of the classes into the remaining 3, so I'd get about 9 extra kids. Boy, those 9 kids made a super-huge difference! I don't know if you like chocolate, but tonight might be the time to break out some! :) If you need some ideas and freebies to cheer me up, stop by my blog, where there are plenty of both!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT