Friday, May 17, 2019

Finishing Up


Sometimes, I really feel how long I've been subbing.

Friday. I was covering the ASB class. They spent the period painting posters for an upcoming rally.

Sarah walked in. She wasn't in fourth period, but she had gotten permission from her fourth period teacher to go to her ASB class.

I recognized the teacher's name. She teaches AP statistics. The AP statistics test has already happened, so that class is done for the year, hence the reason why Sarah could leave class without missing anything.

As the kiddos painted (and they got a lot done that period), they talked. Sarah is graduating, and she's going to attend ASU in the fall. Her twin brother is going somewhere back east. (He's the ASB president for the school and was also in this class.)

I remembered where and when I had first encountered Sarah. It made the blog. It was summer school. Health class for students who hadn't taken health during the school year. She made that silly PowerPoint. (You remember the one. "Sixteen and Pregnant".)

I have encountered her and her brother from time to time since that health class. They're of the academic sort that rarely make the blog as they generally do their work and don't give me any trouble.

The reason they made the blog today is because Sarah was also talking about her birthday. It's tomorrow. She and her brother are turning 18.

Man, I feel so old...

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  1. At least she and her brother are graduating and going to college. I bet a lot of kids who make the blog don't achieve that, let alone twins.

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  2. You have my sympathies. I am also feeling old today. A photo showed up in my Facebook memory feed. My daughter graduated from college 5 years ago today. My younger daughter.

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    1. I think Facebook was designed to make us all feel old. That's where I learned of my 30 year high school reunion...

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  3. It happens, just we need to accept and move on...

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  4. Some days I feel my fifty decades more than others. Best wishes!

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  5. Just think, when she was born, it was 2001. She doesn't even know the nineties except as a vague concept!

    Wow. I think I feel envy.

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  6. One of my first sub teaching gigs was in my old high school. And it was a small town out on the edge of the county. Almost every kid I saw that day was a child of the people I had gone to school with. It was really strange.

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    1. There's a reason I refuse to work in the district where I went to school...

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  7. It's great that you have been documenting your experiences as a sub. To be able to follow these kids as they bump along towards maturity (hopefully) must be rewarding.

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  8. For me, it was when kids from my Sunday School classes were graduating or getting ready for college. Time to move on! (That only happened at the one place I lived for 12 years.)

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  9. I loved painting posters when I was in ASB all those years ago. Sarah will have a beautiful campus at ASU. We were driving around it the other day. It is very impressive (and huge) and lots to do in the area.

    Congrats to Sarah and her brother for graduating and going on to college! A great achievement for the two of them. I wonder how they will feel being apart since they are twins.


    betty

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  10. I will wish them well for what every there life takes them.
    Coffee is on

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  11. I always feel old when I see a doctor who is much younger than me. Once an optometrist had the nerve to tell me my dry eyes were common in people "my age." He looked 12 and made me sound ancient!

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    1. Oh, that would have ticked me off. Time to find a new optometrist ;)

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  12. I think I feel old every time I see one of those "do you remember this object" quizzes on Facebook and the objects are ordinary objects from my childhood or early adulthood.

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  13. Kudos to Sarah and her brother for heading to college. It's a privilege many kids miss out on. - Also, thank you for all you do. :)

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    1. It's always nice to see the ones who succeed.

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  14. Yay - I bet her parents are proud! You are in touch with the youth of today, that will keep you young ... or drive you to an early grave haha!
    Wren x

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  15. It's not many years (2.5 actually) until I have an adult son, so I hear you!

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