A particularly frustrated student blurted out, “I’m a starfish!” during math today. Confused, I asked him explain. A starfish lacks a brain. My friend doesn’t understand math.
My friend, today you’ve proved you are definitely not a starfish. Miss S didn’t know that fun fact!
And yes, I told him that. He finished the math problem on his own. Perfectly. No starfish in my room.
This Is A Tough Group
Every class that I’ve subbed in during January has been a “tough class”. I have not given these kids that stigma. Instead, as soon as I enter a room, one or two teachers have run in behind me. What do they want? To tell me, the sub, what a tough group this is, they talk/move/are loud (oh, like kids usually are?).
*this is the toughest class in the school/grade (but, the “troublemakers” are still on green?)
*you have a lot of crazies in here!
*watch out for E, he lit his house on fire this year (was it super important for me to know and thus become freaked out about? Does he bring matches to school??)
Are all classes “tough” these days or are we just burnt out?
1st grade friend couldn’t remember my name and started to call me Mrs. Gray. He said my name so often that the entire class and the other sub in the room began calling me Mrs. Gray, too, because they thought they had my real name wrong. That’s fine.