I took a 2-day job what I thought was going to be teaching 2nd graders at North Jefferson Elementary School in Kearneysville, WV. I had taught at the school two times in my first month of subbing, once for 4th Grade and 6 days (multiple day job) for 1st Grade, and knew many of the kids and staff.
What I did not know was that I was being hired to be a floater.
When I arrived I met with the Principal who gave me a schedule for today, Monday 21 March. She explained that a special trainer was visiting the school today and tomorrow and that teachers would need cover from anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. I was 1 of 3 floaters who were hired at the school today.
My schedule for the 1st Day was:
0900 – 1000 5th Grade
10:15 – 11:15 2nd Grade
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Room Monitor
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:30 1st Grade
13:30 – 15:45 Autism Room
Special Notes about this Special Day!
5th Grade was a nice group of kids but it was actually a short time since they went to Library not long after I started so I was free most of the hour.
2nd Grade had a special participant named Irene.
Lunch was unbelievable. Wish I took pictures so you could see how amazing this was.
1st Grade was also fun but the most wonderful experience of all was spending the end of the day in the Autism Room. I have had minimal experience with Autistic kids in the past but this small group was a fantastic experience.
DAILY SPECIAL – I always try to learn something when I substitute teach which I did not know before. – BAMBI was a boy. I never watched the movie and always thought Bambi was a girl. Kind of silly but a great way to break the ice with a BD kid.