At the end of every school year since 2010, I take a look back at the stats. I got the idea from Mr. Homework, but I have since made it my own yearly blog feature.
Of the 180 school days this year, I worked 161 of them. This is up from previous years (the links to previous years are at the bottom of this post). This number does not include the 6 1/2 days I worked at the continuation high school in August before the official start of the school year.
Of those 161 days, 55 of them I also covered an extra period during the teacher's prep period, and 25 of those teachers did not have a prep period. Which means that of the 161 days, I didn't get a prep period in 80 of them. About half. Which sounds about right.
I worked the first day of school but not the last. I did work three of the four days of the last week of school, if that counts. And that included proctoring a final.
71 of those days were in high school classes, 63 were in middle school classes, and 27 were spent at the continuation high school (well, 34 if you count the days in August).
- English: 60 days and 4 extra periods
- This year's grade winner: 9th, with 21 days
- 2nd place: 11th, with 16 days
- 3rd: 10th, with 11 days
- As for the rest: 7th grade-8 days; 8th grade-8 days; 12th grade-7 days; ELD-8 days
- Science: 18 days and 7 extra periods
- Top: 8th grade science (not surprising) with 9 days
- I did not get a day in physics, but I did get one day in chemistry, 5 days in 7th grade science, and a day here and there in the high school disciplines
- Social Studies: 25 days and 17 extra periods
- Top: World History with 5 days
- The rest were about even, with 3 to 4 days in 7th grade, 8th grade, geography, U.S. history, government, and economics.
- Math: 38 days and 2 extra periods
- Top: 8th grade with 15 days
- 2nd place: integrated math (which replaced algebra 1) with 11 days (plus 3 days of algebra 1 at the continuation high school)
- There was a smattering of all the other levels ranging from 1 to 4 days.
- Special Ed.: 22 days and 13 extra periods
- Some of these days correspond to the other subjects, as some of the special ed. teachers co-teach, so I might have classified the day as special ed. and English because it was a special ed. English class.
- 4 days in computer classes
- 6 days "roving", that is, various testing or days where I covered more than two teachers that day
- 2 days in Spanish and 2 days in French
- 3 days covering one period of P.E. and three days covering an athletic team (just one period at the end of the day)
- 2 days covering art
- 1 day covering band (middle school)
- 3 periods of ASB and 2 of yearbook
It's always interesting to me to look back at the school year as a whole. One of the great things about subbing is the variety. I definitely had that this year.
Previous Years' Stats: