I should have gotten the kids to take MY picture this morning as it was my first day of school - as a sub, anyway. I have turned down several jobs - most later this month or even next month. I was actually surprised that I was offered a job this EARLY in the school year - a week to the day!
While it is early in the year, it's not the earliest I have worked. The last year we were in Guam I worked the second day. Yep. The second day! (You can read about it here.)
I had great classes today. The school has changed from a seven class day to a five hour block day. I really liked it! I ended up having two algebra class (8th graders) and two math honors class (7th graders). (The teacher has one hour off for planning.) Just about all the students knew me...just a few new faces. Since all the classes were honors, they are filled with students that know how to be a student -meaning they know how to BEHAVE!!
The only real problem I had was the problem was the teacher did not leave enough work for the students. I had this problem last year when the classes were 50 minutes. And it seems to see that I'll have the problem again - maybe even more so - with the classes 90 minutes. urggg. But at least the kids were well behaved.
(Can I say the most well behave student was my little duckie, Benjamin?? I love having my kids!!)
Here's praying that the other classes I teach this year will be just as well as behave.