Admit it- when you walked into that classroom as a kid, only to turn the corner and see a sub, you did a little happy dance. A substitute teacher meant deskwork or a movie or something less intense than usual. Or maybe it meant the chance for you to goof off and see what you could pull over on that poor unsuspecting sub.
Not this sub, suckahs!
Teaching the fourth grade for five years prepared me for many roles- nursemaid, drama queen (and I got paid!), educator, mama, dictator, song leader, historian, comedian...And it prepared me to be a kick butt sub.
In the last few weeks I have taught second grade, 8th grade English, middle school Bible History, pre-K, 7th grade inclusion and served as an aide in the elementary multi-handicapped classroom.
But tomorrow? Tomorrow, the dream is realized: I'm going to be a middle school band teacher. I knew that being a band geek through middle and high school would pay off someday.
I wonder if I should take my flute with me...