Yep, that's what I'm calling it! "Spitball Survival Sale" in honor of me surviving my first day back at subbing in over ten years. Yep, got myself back on the list for substitute teaching, but I sure wasn't expecting to get a call so soon. . .and I have to say IT WAS A FUN DAY :) Irvington Grade School junior high kids, you rock! All of you made me proud today! You listened, you really listened! I especially enjoyed 6th grade math and 5th grade math because all of you paid attention and jumped right in to the discussion!
Having been a sub in what seems another lifetime ago, I know a few things about what kids try to pull when the real teacher is away for the day. For instance, there are almost always a couple of kids who want to switch identities for the day. This used to really throw me for a loop, but now I just figure they'll end up tattling on each other before the day is out. Besides that, unless they get the exact same score on a pop quiz, one of them is going to be slightly unhappy about the whole name-switching bit and want to set the record straight :) A few other things to expect include "honest" answers to the tune of "of course, Mrs. Smith lets us drink sodas in the classroom!" and "Don't worry, we don't have to wait for the bell to ring before we leave." Yeah, yeah, nice try kid.