So what does a retired English teacher do? She subs, of course. I told our high school secretary I'd be up for a couple of days a week. No PE, but I'd give everything else a try. And, boy, have I tried them all.
- Math (AP Calc, Geometry, Algebra, Consumer Econ)
- Science (Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy)
- English (Yeah!)
The best thing about subbing? Everyone is happy to see me.
- Kids cheer and ask who I'm there for. Yes. I know. Kids always are happy to see a sub. They consider it a day off.
- Teachers are happy when they know I'm coming to their room. I'm not so far removed from the high school classroom and can handle any surprises.
- Administration thanks me for coming in every time. Student behaviors are handled in the classroom, for the most part.
- Even our smiley custodian makes sure I get a cookie on the days he bakes.
It's kind of like being a rock star.
I've taken on two long term subbing positions. Last May was an emergency situation in my old position. This year I subbed in Special Ed for a friend while she was on maternity leave. I loved it. Although, parts of it were tough, being back daily was fun.
Part of that fun, though. was knowing I was done in December :)