Wednesday, September 21, 2016
It was Monday morning. I had gotten this particular assignment more than a week ago. She's a teacher I've subbed for many, many times, so I wasn't anticipating too much when I walked into the office.
I got the usual question. When I said I was in for Ms. M, I got perplexed looks. "But the field trip is Thursday."
It used to be a regular occurrence. I'd show up to a school only to be told that the teacher wasn't out. Or worse, I'd go to the classroom and the teacher would be there, no absence planned. But that hasn't happened for a while now. It hasn't happened in a good, long while. (We're talking a few years.)
They checked the teacher's mailbox. Sure enough, she had left lesson plans.
And that's when one of the administrators joined the conversation. She had talked to the teacher on Friday, and this teacher's absence on Monday had come up.
So, I was in the right place. Whew.
Geez, guys! Don't scare me like that.
(The teacher was out on that field trip on Thursday, too. Which I also covered. And considering this is the most interesting thing I have to write about those two days tells you how much trouble I had with them.)