I was really dreading working yesterday, it being the day after Halloween and all. I had a sleepless night, not knowing what horrors would befall me. When I came into the building I was shown a classroom. I had worked in the same room last year and started looking for a new profession right after school. Obviously I didn't find one and now I was beginning to regret it! Thankfully the classrooms had changed and this was a different teacher with a different group of kids. Great kids, funny kids, respectful kids who get quiet when you ask them to. AMAZING! Where they hyped up on candy? Yes, and I assume they are even better when that isn't the case. There was one problem student who I ended up sending to the office, but mostly because I thought he might be acting out because he wasn't feeling good. He did fall asleep during the spelling test.
The day was changed around quite a bit because of an artist in residence visit, and we spent 2 hours in the afternoon working on an art project with 4 parent volunteers.
Day After Halloween, Messed Up Sub Plans, and Long Art Project could really have made for a terrible day, but these kids made it great! Of course that is mostly thanks to their teacher who is training them well. I always add a Kudos to the teacher in my sub notes, when the class is great.