The school year is officially over, so that means it's time for my annual stats post. (It's an idea I "borrowed" from another blogger.)
There are 180 days in the school year. I worked 164 of them. This is an all time high, beating the 163 days I worked for the 2016-17 school year. This does not count last summer, which was my busiest summer (18 subbing days, although most of those weren't "full" days), nor much of the jury duty of Mr. G at the continuation high school before the schools officially opened (that would be 15 days).
This was quite surprising, really. At the end of the last school year, they laid off 55 teachers. When they lay off teachers, those teachers go to the top of the subbing list, which means us regular subs should expect to work less. But most of the laid off teachers got hired back at the beginning of the school year, and subs were in short supply. We worked a lot.
Of those 164 days, I covered an extra period for 71 of them, and 26 of those days I covered teachers who didn't have a prep period. That's 97 extra periods or 16.2 bonus days.
88 of those days were spent at a high school; 39 were spent at a middle school; and 37 of those days were spent at the continuation high school. There was also one day I spent with a fifth grade class.
I did cover the first day of school (although, it kinda doesn't count) but not the last.
And finally, it's time to break things down a bit more specifically (note: I count a "full day" when the teacher has at least 2 periods of that class. A "single period" means the teacher has a different class the whole day, or I covered it on the prep period. I need a system as some days are kind of all over the place):
- Social studies: 40 days with 10 extra periods
- I'm shocked. Go back to previous years, and English is always the big winner.
- In first place is U.S. history with 19 days and 2 extra periods. In second place is world history with 18 days and 4 extra periods. I did cover a week of both of these classes, so I'm not surprised.
- In third place is middle school world history (seventh grade) with 7 days and 1 extra period. Again, not shocked. I covered a week of this, too.
- Then it's geography (5 days/2 extras) and government (5 days/4 extras), followed by eighth grade U.S. history (3 days/2 extras), psychology (3 days/1 extra), and economics (2 days/1 extra).
- Math: 38 days with 10 extra periods
- Most days in math were Integrated Math 1 (what used to be called algebra). Not surprising, as that's probably the math class with the most students in it. 21 days/6 extras.
- In second place, Integrated Math 1 (read: geometry) with 8 days/7 extras.
- Third place is seventh grade math with 7 days/2 extras.
- Then it's eighth grade math (5 days/4 extras), business math (5 days), Integrated Math 3 (4 days/1 extra), math analysis and calculus (1 day--the same day as it's the same teacher for both), and statistics (1 period--again, same teacher as analysis and calculus).
- English: 35 days with 13 extra periods
- In third place!?! I'm shocked.
- Most days were for eleventh grade at 15 days and 3 extras.
- Second place is twelfth grade with 13 days and 3 extras.
- Third place is eighth grade with 5 days and 1 extra.
- As for the rest: seventh grade (4 days/2 extras), ninth grade (3 days/8 extras), and tenth grade (2 days/5 extras).
- There were 5 extra periods of journalism, but that's because the journalism teachers teach English the rest of the day.
- I had 3 days but 10 extra periods of ELD (English language development), and again, that's because those teachers had one period of ELD with the rest of the day teaching other English classes.
- Science: 31 days with 12 extra periods
- In first place is chemistry with 10 days. I covered 6 days near the beginning of the year, so unsurprising.
- Biology is in second place with 7 days/2 extras.
- Seventh grade science comes in third place with 5 days/5 extras.
- Then there's earth science (3 days/2 extras), environmental science (3 days/3 extras), eighth grade (2 days/3 extras), health (2 days/1 extra), intro to health care (1 day/1 extra), anatomy/physiology (1 day), and engineering (1 extra period).
- Special education: 16 days with 12 extra periods
- Note: These days overlap with the above numbers. I might be covering for a co-teacher, so I'd tally that day as "math" and "special ed", or I might cover a freshman special ed English class that would also count as both.
- 11 days with 3 extras in computer classes. 8 of those were in the CAD class while Mr. G was finishing up his jury duty.
- 2 days with 2 extra periods in woodshop.
- 14 days in ceramics. Because the teacher broke his collarbone.
- 4 days in foreign languages. Spanish (1 day/4 extras), French (1 day), and Mandarin (2 days/1 extra). Yup, they have Mandarin classes.
- 2 extra periods of drama (because those teachers teach English the rest of the day).
- 3 days of ASB, 5 extra periods of "leadership" (some ASB, some middle school leadership).
- 1 extra period of music. 2 extra periods of TV/video production.
- 5 extra periods of golf.
It's always interesting to look at the numbers. Some of these days I remember, some of these days make the blog, and some of these days the kiddos behaved and the day passed unremarkably.
I sure get around, don't I?
Previous years' stats: