Or chocolate. Or maybe a free shopping trip at the Loopy Ewe: All the yarn you can carry. I tried my hand at substitute teaching this fall. It hasn’t been too bad. Oh, there have been a few instances that were patience draining, but most of the kids have been just fine.
Today though, whoa buddy. I have never wanted to bring back corporal punishment in the school system so badly. If I had to tell those children to sit in their seats and BE QUIET one more time, I think I would have sent them all to the office.
I’m not sure how teachers put up with all of the shenanigans and trouble. I don’t remember my classmates being so rowdy, argumentative, belligerent, and frustrating. I even had one child who was playing on his cell phone during class, and it was a middle school. Why do these 11-12 year-olds have cell phones? I didn’t have one until I started driving.
When I came home, I immediately had a piece of dark chocolate with salted caramel in the middle. It wasn’t enough. I am really contemplating a margarita. Or 3. Have any of you ever substitute taught a class that was awful?