I don't know what or why. But I'm doing an emergency long-term sub position at my old high school. A call yesterday to sub today. And then the "Are you open? Can you do the rest of the week? Maybe the rest of the year?" I know I will sub tomorrow, but I really don't know about the rest of the year. Yet.
I will because I know it's an emergency.
I will because the classes are mostly the ones I left a year ago.
I got this.
And I can figure out the rest.
It's amazing how you can step back into the classroom so quickly.
I handled eighth graders by introducing myself (that was strange) and going around and talking to them all individually while they worked on a speech. If I'm going to work with them, I've got to make connections quickly.
The upperclassmen next door laughed when they heard me with the eighth graders--especially the boys. And they really thought it was strange to hear me introduce myself. "You're a legend, Mrs. Day. How do they not know you?"
Two of the lit classes I've taught before are reading books I know quite well. No problem with discussions there. We'll take it one day at a time and we'll all be ready. One lit class is reading Gatsby and it's been quite a while since I read that. If I have to finish the year, I'll be reading it over the weekend.
Connecting. Reading. Planning.
I've got this.