Yes, my job as the Substitute is to teach the students, but it is great when I take something away from my experiences. Below are a list of what I have learned during my various teaching experiences. Please remember I have taught 1st Graders through 12th Graders, although I have to admit some of the sillier things have come from older kids…
How to spell “sherbet”. I always thought it was spelled “sherbert”
I thought “weird” was spelled “wierd” following the rule I before E except after C…
A student asked me to say “Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshis” OK. Done. Then he asked me to spell it. Of course I said I couldn’t and asked him to spell it. He did. “it”.
How do you put an elephant in a Safeway bag? Take the S out of “safe” and the F out of “way”. The kids hope you will say “there is no f in way”. At least don’t let the kids get you to say it. Fortunately for me I missed it and did not fall for it.