My first day as a substitute teacher! Last night I called the hotline to see if there were any jobs for me and there was... but it was at the elementary school and I was planning on going mostly for High School... that way, if the kids are horrible, you only have them for an hour and then you get rid of them. I was so nervous last night I could hardly sleep, I mean who am I kidding, I don't know what to do with little kids! I woke up early this morning, got ready and went to school. Turns out the teacher was on campus just in the library, there were 2 part time teachers that came in at different times, and after lunch there was a school talent show and "Super Raider" assembly (to honor the good students). I was happy to have someone else in the class who felt at home their, since its been quite a few years since I've been in the classroom. The kids were great and I don't think I messed them up too bad.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The biggest downside of today is that my feet are killing me! I haven't worn shoes in forever... and I only had 2 pairs that were kinda dressy enough for a teacher... one pair that I knew for a fact were ridiculously uncomfortable (but cute) and the other one that I was pretty certain would hurt my feet but not entirely sure (but once again, cute). *Note to self: next time you are buying shoes, put them on and walk around the store for at LEAST 15 minutes! Then decide. I vow never to buy shoes just because they are cute, they have to be comfy too! I have a couple pairs of shoes that are SUPER cute, but I never wear them (they're from 3-4 years ago when it rained for 40 days straight... whats a girl to do when you can't surf... I will take this time to blame Jana for that =) we went shopping.) I'm not a "shoe" kinda girl. If I wanna splurge on shoes... they'll be slippers and they'll be RAINBOWS!
Looking around at the feet of the kids, this is what I saw:
I was oh so jealous!! I wanted to run free. Only in Hawaii is it ok for you to show up at school barefoot. And maybe only this side. This made me think it would be ok if I wear slippers to school tomorrow. That's right, I'm going back tomorrow. This time its High School/intermediate. Wish me luck!
*Image credit: google images.... and I love this drawing/painting. So cute!
Posted by Malia at 11:18 PM