Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Middle Schoolers

Last week, I received a call from Bridget's school and they asked if I could fill in as a substitute teacher Friday afternoon for some 8th grade classes. A few years ago, I did it frequently, but since I started working in the mornings, I haven't.

My memories of subbing are these: "Yay, we have Mrs. S today!!!" I used to love it, but Friday afternoon was a different story. They wouldn't shut up. I'm shorter than they are. I was out of the swing of things. I finally got some attention by saying, "My name is Mrs. S., and I do give out yellow cards." This didn't last long when they realized I could never write all their names down. I hate being a grouch, but I suppose somebody has to do it sometimes.

On the bright side, My middle schooler did some posing for me.
mar8 003

7 comments:

Marianna said...

Welcome to my world of having to be a grouch all day long to keep the peace at school. I told my students today, and I quote, "You guys are killing me!" They just get big smiles on their faces and say, "Sorry Mrs. Hines" , and give me hugs. Oh well, so much for being a grouch!

Jewels said...

Mar,
Yes, on the way out, some of them apologized for their class' behavior, like they really couldn't help it! Arrggggg!

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Anonymous said...

Julia - the portrait of Bridget is beautiful. You should consider a career in portraits.

Ruth

Jewels said...

Hi Ruth,

Thanks. Someday, I just might :)

Annette Selden said...

I'm trying to imagine you being a threatening, scary sub, Julia--especially for middle schoolers. As active an imagination as I have, I'm having a hard time...

Jewels said...

Annette- It was ugly.