First, the school hired me as a Title I reading tutor which is exciting because I will finally have some symbolism of a real schedule. I will still substitute teach when needed, but at least I will get to know some of these kids and hopefully get to really make a difference in their education. This actually reminds me of a couple adventures in subbing that I have yet to share:
1. I got flipped off and called the "b" word behind my back.
2. I had a first grader get upset because another little girl picked on her for her love of Minnie Mouse so she fled the classroom crying. It was a moment of sheer panic because I didn't know where she went. I should have known she would find solace in the girls bathroom.
3. I had yet another first grader melt down and refuse to go to lunch. I had to peel her off the floor and practically carry her to the cafeteria.
4 I failed at being the harsh, rigid disciplinarian required to sub in the ISS room and they haven't asked me to do it again.
5. I had a little boy in the 4th grade pass gas only to tell me to smell the air because his, well you know, smells like an elephant's butt.
6. I have had several dirty looks from teenagers when asking them to put their cell phones away.
7. I almost started a riot in the 5th grade when I collected a bouncy ball, a Kindle and a wristwatch. Apparently, I was being totally unfair!
Despite the above list, I have really enjoyed subbing. The hugs I get from the kids when they see me in the hallway makes it well worth it.
2. I have taken the plunge and started my own photography business. It's always been a hobby of mine. I have a baby brother nine years my junior and I used to dress him up and take photos of him with my Minnie Mouse 35mm camera. I would use my beanbag with a blanket thrown over it as a posing station. He was a pretty good sport. Anyway, rather than torture you any longer, I will leave you with some of my latest work. Enjoy..
Cake smash session
My best friend's gorgeous family.
My little farm girl.
My half moons.