Friday, March 11, 2016

Kinders Horror


Friday at the middle school. Day two of a two-day assignment. 6th period prep, but I knew I'd be covering an extra period. Until I got the horrible news...

Some emergency/problem/mix-up at the elementary schools, and they needed subs who had 6th period preps to divert. And I was on the hook.

I got sent to cover... kindergarten...

For an hour.

So, I really shouldn't complain. It wasn't that bad. They sort of followed directions.

They had this pipe thing that they spoke into, I suppose so they could hear themselves read out loud. Instead, they burped into it.

They were supposed to get into partners and read something back and forth for three minutes. I timed them. I didn't see any reading happening.

They had a math worksheet. The teacher showed it to me. I went to get it to pass it out, and I couldn't find it anywhere. And it had been right there before she left...

I was to read a Dr. Seuss book to them. We ran out of time before I could finish.

I was so glad to see the end of that day. So glad.

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  1. They did a lot in that hour! I think I would be physically exhausted though keeping up with them :)

    betty

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    1. A few years ago I would have been. Luckily, I have more energy now than I used to.

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  2. I think I would prefer this to middle school or high school kids!! Maybe not!

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    1. Depends, really. I've met subs at the high school who just hate it. Prefer elementary. We all figure out our preferred level and try to stick to it.

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  3. I can totally imagine!
    I once covered for a colleague with some ten year old kids and it was entirely too much for me :)

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  4. It was only an hour that left you so traumatized? Well, I probably would have broken a lot sooner than that. But you're through it, that's all that matters.

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  5. Hahahaha! I tell people all the time we are either born a High School teacher or born a Primary School Teacher and never cross over(and I was born a High School Teacher, which here is Years 7-12, so 12 year olds to 18 year olds).

    A couple of years ago I had to take a primary class once a week, one hour a week of small people. At the end of that year I told them if they ever did that to me again I wasn't coming back the following year!

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    1. Yes, exactly. There are some who enjoy the little ones. I don't have the temperament for them.

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  6. Although I did giggle at the burp part, this would be my hell.

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  7. Haha! I've seen those pipes. They're ingenious and apparently they work. Of course not if they're burping into them. There must have been a bit of cute factor Liz!

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    1. I suppose they were cute, if you like little kids. I'm more a walking-on-eggshells type around the little ones.

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  8. The burping -- thanks for the laugh!

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  9. See now that would've been more style - assuming none of them got out of control. Ha! Funny that they were burping. I can totally picture that.

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  10. I can so see my nephews burping into out those pipes...and they are in 3rd and 4th grade.

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    1. I wish it was just a boy thing, though. The girls were really into it, too.

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  11. Liz, kindergartners have an enormous resolve of energy and silliness that will either crack you up or make your head swim. lol

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  12. Used to teach children's church, ages 4-2nd grade. The little ones are sweet and in many ways mind the best, but they like lots of interaction with the teacher. "http://lifeLife & Faith in Caneyhead

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  13. Nope, not gonna ever do the littlies....snot and smells and don't get my jokes...

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