Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
I substitute taught again on Thursday (September 23, 2011). Different day, but same class, same kids, minus one who went on a trip, but plus one who was away on Wednesday. And oh, what a wild day I had!
It was picture day. This boys and girls were so excited. It was enough to make focusing a bit difficult for them. They kept getting up and diverting from the topics, but we managed to get most everything done. Of course, on this day, one of the boys got stuck in the bathroom and the maintenance man had to unscrew something. I just kept teaching and keeping the kids from going over to the bathroom. Then, when he got out, all the kids were interested and so we didn’t get to read one of the stories – but that’s OK, we had LOTS of reading. I read a story to them and they read a book to themselves and then read the book to me. I helped several of the kids with words and they kept coming over and asking me if they didn’t know one of the words. Math went all right. I had to coax one girl to do her work and help her with subtraction. Naptime went a little better, but still a few kids moved around. One boy moved around the whole classroom.
I got several hugs from the girls. I also got more drawings. One boy said I was nice after I covered him. Two girls wanted covered as well. Lots of shoe tying. I got tickled by a little girl and so I lightly tickled her, which made her laugh. One of the girls recited the tongue twister to me because she had just learned it. A boy who didn’t say much of anything on Wednesday read to me, raised his hand when I asked a question to the class, and he even told me what he was going to do after class. Before leaving, one girl told me that I was turning out to be a good teacher and wanted to know if I’d be back.
Today, I was missing the class (even though I think I might’ve gotten something from the kids). But, I got to see one of the boys in my class while I shopped. He grinned at me and we talked. Then, we I say him again, I waved and he waved back. At the story, I also got to see the aid that was helping me, which was nice because she was a huge help!
So, that was my 2nd experience substitute teaching. What a roller costar ride. There were good times and hectic ones, but I’ll definitely treasure them.