It's nice to be working again, and I hope everyone has fallen into a groove in your classroom. I am hoping to fall into a groove these next two weeks with my new "long term" two-week sub position...for the same woman I've been subbing for this last week. The kids will have then had me for 3 weeks-just as long as they've had her. It must be weird for them, poor things, and maybe that's why their behavior was a little crazy these last few days.
I'm thinking about changing her seating arrangement from table groups to rows...for the sole purpose of keeping the chatting to a minimum. I HATE rows, but I think it needs to be done for my sanity. Does anyone foresee a problem with me changing them to rows and then putting them back to tables when she returns? I could see how it might be considered stepping on her territory, but I've got these kids another two weeks and I need to get all the work done, and I think this might help. Any suggestions?
On a different note, I took a break from the 6th graders Thursday to sub at the high school [I had already taken this job before they knew she'd be out so long], and it was 10th graders...what I've been teaching the last 5 years! I was in my element and loved it! I got to talk to them like real humans and have normal conversations ;) Don't get me wrong, the 6th graders are super sweet, but something about high school is fun!
We went to our [mine really 'cus he went to three while I was home for my bridal shower] first Texas College Football game yesterday! Pretty fun :) We went to the UNT game...they were playing Rice...they lost, big time. But it was still a fun experience.
Well, that's all I've got! I'll let you know how the two weeks thing goes, and let me know what you think about the rows idea!!!