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snafu August 18th, 2011 02:06 PM

Tales from the sub
oh boy - its a new school year & let me tell you that kindergarten is waaay different from high school :eek: (I was beat after 1/2 a day of "k"; high school doesn't make me this tired)

they were so cute - but man, I'd totally forgotten that you have to teach kids how the automatic sinks and hand dryers work.

(gross alert)

I'd also forgotten that you have to teach boys to flush the urnals - but the poor kindergarten boys couln't do it - the school has sensor urnals & the little boys are to short to trip the sensor, & not tall/strong enough to push the little button that flushes if the sensor doesn't work :rolleyes:

snafu September 19th, 2011 08:35 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
:eek::o I saw way too many backsides when people's pants (sans belts) slide down - I really, and truly do not want to know the color/style/brand of underwear people are wearing (and this is staff, not the students :rolleyes:)

setareh September 19th, 2011 11:23 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
AWw,the kids sound so cute! I did my work experience in a primary school and loved it with the youngest kids and loved it.

How come you changed from high school to k OOC?

snafu September 20th, 2011 11:39 AM

Re: Tales from the sub
I've subbed ages pre-school thru high school

every age has good points

snafu October 11th, 2011 06:12 AM

Re: Tales from the sub
over heard in the hall (the girls were behind me)

She dyes her hair red...not a nice red, but red...that shade's not natural...its so unattractive... (and so on along the same lines)

- so ... when the girls passed me, what do you think I saw? One of the two girls had faded blue/green streaks in her hair - LOL (esp, considering the "that shade's not natural" remark)

snafu October 17th, 2011 01:50 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
there's a "bug" going around with mostly younger kids/students

the school nurse verified it for me - its highly contagious, almost instantaneous transmition (think "Captain Trips" from King's book The Stand) Its called "subitis" :rofl::rolleyes: - my young students got the nurse version; older students seem to catch the bathroom version.

snafu October 21st, 2011 05:00 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
grin ....

I must have an invisable sign (about knee height) that says "hug me"

I've had a lot of kindergardeners/1st graders wanting hugs/hugging me (I've never seen these kids)

snafu October 27th, 2011 03:25 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
'nother good one today

a student who is pretty much non-verbal wanted a hug from me today :D (melt) then said

"I got a hug."


snafu November 11th, 2011 05:41 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
been a long term sub; great people to work with, good kids

I've had tears of joy and from trials & tribulation

- but this past week has been really rough, it'll be over soon

snafu November 16th, 2011 01:45 PM

Re: Tales from the sub
:) I got hugs from kids that I saw occasionally while subbing for a few weeks at a school

little ones (& not so little) that I'd checked on during recess (& one I followed up with the next day) as ... if someone tripped or if I noticed someone being too rough to a classmate, came up and hugged me, etc... just wanted me (an adult) to watch ..."see what I can do" :p ....

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