As Told By A Substitute 003

Welcome back to As Told By A Substitute. Are you new around here? Go ahead and catch up on episodes 1& 2 before you begin this one. Why did I just make it sound like I was hosting a show of some sort? I don’t know, moving on! Today I want to share with you some more of my lovely substitute stories.

Fake Bell:

Oh middle school, middle school. Middle school kids are rough because they are not only filled with attitude but they are also trying to figure out their place in society. Are they cool? Are they nerdy? Are they emo? The world may never know. Aside from trying to find their place in the world, they also think they are at the top of the world and oh so clever. I was once subbing at a middle school (which I will no longer do from here on out) and I had a pretty awful day. I mean these kids were loud, annoying, throwing things, not listening what so ever, plus, I had a headache which made every little action they did 10 times worse. It was the end of the day, there were two minutes left and students started huddling up by the door, a teacher’s nightmare. As eager as I was to leave, I was in the back of the room watching the kids like a hawk, making sure none of them left before that bell. So what did the students decide to do? The kids huddled up in front of the door decided to collectively make a bell sound and all rushed out, running down the hall…I was pissed. I was frustrated. I hope they got caught and in trouble.

Impostor Alert:

Remember how up there I said I wouldn’t do anymore middle school? Well I did, but seriously, I only substitute at a high school now. Anyway, I was subbing for 6th graders and yes, at this age they are already being defiant, I came in quite calm, cool and collected ready for the day. I noticed that the teacher left an exam as classwork, YESSSS, I thought to myself. An exam is an easy way to ensure a quite room with well behaved kids, right? No. I took attendance, told the students they were having a test, told them no cheating and I passed out the exam. Two kids, immediately started to bug me because they were giggling, which is a clear distraction and unacceptable during a test. I reminded them that they were taking a test and there was to be silence. I had to remind them several times to stop talking and I even had to go and stand by them at one point to ensure that nothing else would happen. I walk away to my desk and I see one kid throw a piece of paper to another kid. Now that I’ve witnessed cheating, I had had enough. I went around walking with a paper and post it note because I was going to write down the names of the students behaving well. I get to the one girl who has been acting up the whole time and I smirk because I realized she has a false name on her paper. Once I walked away she again started laughing, talking and giving me a hard time so I told her I had had enough and I went to take her paper from her and told her to leave the room and go to the office. As I go to take her paper she goes “Wait I need to do something to my paper” to which I replied “Oh, honey, you want to change your name back don’t you? Too bad, I want your teacher to see just how bad you were ______” (The blank is where I said her name, clearly, I won’t say it here.) The whole class gasped at the fact I knew her name and then they quietly returned to their exam as those two students were escorted out. God bless my good memory.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check out my other two posts you’ve missed them.


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30 thoughts on “As Told By A Substitute 003

  1. Middle school kids are the worst ๐Ÿ˜€ I once visited my old school, clearly I was the oldest one in that class but they acted like they rule the world, so annoying ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love your ‘told by a substitute’ post, excited to read the next one ๐Ÿ™‚ and you’ve got some great memory, x

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    1. Haha, I could only imagine! It makes me wonder though if it was had bad when we were that young. I was always quiet so I definitely didn’t cause the trouble but I wonder if others did! Thank you so much for enjoying this series and yes, I have a great memory thank god! Have a lovely day! X

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  2. I just read your other substitute stories. I am enjoying this series so far. When I was in middle and high school, having a substitute was one of the best school days ever for that particular class. It was like we had this idea that we could do anything, talk, have our phones out etc while our normal teacher wasn’t here. There was some great substitutes I liked and some not so much when they come in thinking they own the class.( this is how most of us felt back then. Almost like if you have a new step parent that’s trying to be all strict and enforce rules you may feel like “oh you’re not my real parent don’t boss me around I don’t have to listen.) crazy right. But makes sense in a child’s brain. We also had our ways of cheating too, sign language was one way. Or mouthing which letter an answer was.
    The fact that one of your sub students tried to fake her name is something else lol

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    1. Hahaha, yes! Being sub means kids LOVE to see you because they know it’s a free day but I just wish they’d remember it’s a free day but doesn’t mean they can go completely nuts! Haha, thanks for sharing and for coming by, have a lovely day! x

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  3. I’ve noticed something weird about attitudes at different ages. I had a small-town district I subbed where because of population growth there were 5 schools where 3 would suffice. 5th and 6th grade were in their own campus, 7th and 8th in their own. In that district, the 6th graders were very respectful and good (never got so many “yes, ma’am”‘s in my life). Then the 7th and 8th graders were a little rowdier, but not crazy.

    I think it’s the adolescent, hormonal power struggle that works against everyone when you have 6th through 8th grade in the same building. 6th graders look so much like children still because puberty’s starting, 8th graders think they know everything, and all Hades breaks loose. I had that in another district–very eye-opening.

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    1. I completely agree with what you’re saying, attitude is so different depending on the ages and also in the situation or places that students are placed in. Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your story. Have a lovely day!

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  4. I love that last one! Good on you for catching that girl in the act. Hopefully, she’ll think twice now before trying to mess with her teachers, regular or substitute. I agree that middle schoolers are the worst. There’s something about that age, they’re young enough that they don’t really understand the full conseqence of their actions, but old enough that they should be aware of how their actions treat others…but they don’t. That’s the main age I look back and cringe on. I’m sure all those kids will be the same once they’re older and wiser (you’d hope anyway).

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  5. I love that last one! Good on you for catching the girl! Hopefully she’ll think twice now before messing with her teachers. I agree that middle schoolers are the worst. I think at that age they don’t fully understand how their actions affect others, which means that’s when they’re the brattiest. Glad you got out of there ๐Ÿ™‚

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