Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I met...

My class that I will finish out the year with today.

It is the class that I interviewed for back in February. You can read the whole thing part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six.

The long term sub that has been in the class since October has decided that she does not want to finish out the year, with the class (I am still wondering why she wasn't offered the position, but I know I will never find that out). So the principal called me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I would do a long term starting next Monday.

Then they called last week asking if I could come in today to sub for the same class.

I didn't know until today that this was the same class. But whatever, its a steady full time sub job until the end of the year.

The principal has hinted that if it worked out I may be offered the position for the fall. I am not sure that is going to happen, so I am not counting on it, or even really hoping for it.

Plus the other teachers told me today that they are figuring on loosing a 5th grade spot for the fall, and they figure that the teacher that will be cut will want the spot I am in.

Plus they are interviewing for a fourth grade spot this week. So I know that one is gone. Unless of course I can talk to the principal asking to be considered for it (which the one fourth grade teacher that I interviewed with at the job fair wanted me to do).

I don't know, the only reason why I would is because the school is a 10 minute walk from the house (I walked today, and plan on walking every day.)

I told Jerry tonight that I am not going to worry about it, because I know I have a job. Not having that drive would be nice, but it is not a bad drive (I am only worried about gas prices). (plus can you imagine the exercise I would get walking every day?)

Anyway the kids a a good group, they tried pushing buttons but what can you expect between yet another new face, and the fact that this week is state wide testing. So they spent the morning in testing (I got to go proctor 1st grade), and then the afternoon was different than normal, due to the testing. They didn't have any problems with following directions, or doing as they were asked. And I didn't let them get away with ANYTHING, so that next week they know that I mean business.

I go meet with the principal later this week to go over her expectations for the class, as far as lesson plans, grades and what not. So we will see what happens then, because that was my biggest question after today. I can not tell what they have covered and what they have not, because there is nothing in the room to show it.

When I asked the teacher next door about it at the end of the day she said that if needed she could do her lesson plans and share them with me for a while, which is great, but then not showing my potential.

Which I want to do, I want to show the principal how wrong she was not to offer me the position in the first place. I plan on being involved and active with everything that I can for the last month of school, and being the BEST long term sub they have ever seen! Since I can walk up there, and home every day, I plan on being there by 7:45 and not leaving until after 4:15, because I plan on making this the best last month of school ever. Its not these kids faults that they have had to have 3 teachers, so I want to be the one that they remember in a good way.

If anyone has any good suggestions for end of the year learning activities for third graders send them my way.
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