Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Back to Room 12


Yes, I'm still in that computer aided drafting class. We're all rather curious as to what trial the teacher ended up on. Should be good...

"That old lady who's subbing for Mr. A says she used to work here..."

The boy was complaining about the sub who was covering the graphic arts class. She was on them to do work. But that's not why his comment grabbed my attention.

"When did you start here?" I asked.

Because it wasn't that long ago.

On Monday (which was the first day of school for the whole district) a sub I was not expecting showed up. Ms. M. If you recall back to February, I spent two weeks covering her class after she retired. And I subbed for her many times prior to that.

We were checking in at the front office at the same time. I knew who I was subbing for, so I was curious as to which other teacher was out. When she said the graphic arts teacher, I had a bit of a giggle.

When Ms. M retired, they moved her classes to other teachers. They did not replace her. So, her room was empty for a time. But, as it happens, the room wasn't empty for long. Another teacher moved in.

The graphic arts teacher.

So, Ms. M was subbing in her old classroom.

This is not irony. Is it considered poetic justice? Nah. But this should have a name.

The room looks different now. Graphic arts is done on computers. And there's a t-shirt printing machine as well as a couple other interesting printers.

But still. What are the odds?

(The boy had started at the school after Ms. M retired. They get a new batch of students about every month, so this is not unheard of.)

25 comments:

  1. Heh, at least she knows the class. Probably brought back fond memories for her.

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  2. She couldn't stay away, could she? It is funny she was subbing her old class.

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  3. So Mrs M retired but came back to class to sub for duh what? Hey at least we've got new computers. Does this mean I'm gonna be smart now?

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  4. Who knows why some return place of employment.
    Coffee is on

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  5. Nothing else to do with her time, maybe?

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    1. I think possibly. Since her retirement she's done a bit of travelling and such. She must have gotten bored.

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  6. Retired but subbing. That's too bad - unless she enjoys it!

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  7. T-shirt printing machine? Where was all this when I went to school?! haha

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  8. I hope she just missed working and not having to go back due to money issues.

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    1. Pretty sure. She wasn't forced out. She retired in the middle of the school year. And their retirement is pretty good.

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    1. At that school, the odds are bigger. But the first day back?!?

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  10. I wonder how she felt being in her former classroom.

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  11. Back to school is in the air!

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  12. I know quite a few teachers who "semi-retire" by replacing full time teaching with supply teaching. I guess she was one of these.

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  13. I think it's great that she is still keeping her hand in! Why not?!

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    1. Sure. So many teachers say they may sub and then don't.

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  14. I know heaps of teachers who sub after retirement. It's the money I think. Plus with subbing there are no meetings/report cards and extra stuff to deal with.

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    1. That's one of the joys of subbing. You leave at the end of the day, and you're done with the day.

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  15. Maybe she got bored? I've known a number of people who retired and enjoy it but then...there's SO much free time they don't know quite how to fill.

    And how fun on a t-shirt printing machine. I would enjoy that I think.

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