Weird title? Perhaps…but hear me out. I am a substitute teacher and each and everyday that I walk into a school it’s a new adventure, an adventure that you simply cannot make up. I’ve had days where I have literally sat in the classroom with my jaw dropped in disbelief at what is going on. Today, I want to share with you some of my experiences. Trust me, this will definitely become a series because I have many stories to tell.
Snotty McSnotty Pants:
One day I was subbing for an elementary school, my least favorite if I’m honest. I passed out the papers that students were to work on and I also passed out pencils to the students. I finally took attendance and sat down to breathe a sigh of relief that I had gotten some things done and the class was settled when suddenly…an 8 year old child comes up to me with snot dripping from her nose down to her chin and asks (without shame of all the snot on her face) “excuse me where are the tissues?” Little did she know…she had just walked right by the massive box of tissues.
Pencil Breaking Rebels:
This next Pencil Breaking Rebel story happened the same day as Snotty McSnotty Pants. I spent 20 minutes of my break sharpening pencils for the students so that when they came in there was no need for them to get up and sharpen pencils. I kid you not, I spent 20 minutes…20 minutes of my break sharpening, sharpening, sharpening. The second graders came into class, sat down and immediately started purposely breaking the pencil points. Can you believe it? Imagine my frustration.
Can You Sign This Please?:
This is my latest baffled moment. I just had a student come up to me with a permission slip and ask me if I could sign the permission slip as his parent…I’m working at a high school. I said no, obviously.
Hope you enjoyed these baffling stories. Please do let me know below if you would be interested in me sharing some more!
P.S. I wasn’t even planning on posting today but I just felt the need to share these after the permission slip incident happened.