Things I miss about work:
-Commiserating over the same rough kiddos
-Seeing kids excited to learn
-The Renaissance Fair
Things I don't miss about work:
-The politics going on at that school
-That moment when you find "that student" that is going to make your year miserable
-Grading a million, literally probably 1,000, essays
-KIDS NOT DOING THEIR HOMEWORK AND THEN THE PARENTS GET MAD AT ME WHEN THEIR KID'S FAILING
Even with all the things I don't miss....I still miss teaching. Maybe I miss it because I no longer have a pay check. For the first time in forever, I don't have a steady paycheck. That is very scary. Maybe I miss it because I'm currently bored and it is something to do. Maybe I miss it because it is my identity..."What do you do?" "I'm a teacher". What am I now?
I'm excited to sub, but it won't be the same. I'm only hoping it will be different, and a good different. An experience I won't forget :)
Happy First Day of School everyone!