Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Weird Monday


Winter break is over, but as I didn't work last week, I'm posting stories from the week just before the break.

The call came late. An hour prior, I saw no call and I figured I wasn't working. It was Monday of finals week, so I was not terribly shocked to not have an assignment.

The call came at the time I should have been getting into my car, so while I accepted the assignment, I let them know I'd be late.

I got to the school about a half hour into the school day. The office was empty of all except the receptionist. Everyone else was out at the fire drill.

Score! I missed the fire drill!

The office staff returned, and I checked in. The teacher I was covering had first period off, which meant I had missed nothing being late. And I had about two hours until my first class. (They were on a block schedule for finals.)

I got into the classroom and got set up for the day. I was enjoying the first prep period I'd had all month when the office called. Could I go and cover another class? Naturally.

I arrived at the silent class (about an hour into the block). They were in the middle of their final. The teacher had no idea what I was doing there.

He called the office. It turned out there was an IEP meeting he didn't know about.

Some days just go sideways. I guess I was due for a weird one.

10 comments:

  1. Its good you go with the flow!

    betty

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  2. Talk about going from one place to another and no one knowing what was going on. Glad you missed the drill

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    1. Me too. I dislike fire drills with full classes, but when I don't have a class, I'm never sure what to do.

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  3. Nobody knew what was going on that week.

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  4. That's so hilarious that even the teacher didn't know. Apparently they're just not telling anyone anything until the last minute at this school :)

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  5. Sideways days make for good stories. :-)

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  6. It was both sideways and on its head.

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    1. That it was. And I didn't even talk about how the actual class went. (That was a story in and of itself.)

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  7. Interesting turn of events. You and my boyfriend could swap stories, he’s subbing in the high school where he used to teach full time.

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    1. Encourage him to start a blog ;) I'm always looking for good subbing blogs.

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