Here I am again, back again with some more wonderful stories of being a substitute! If you’ve missed my other four posts similar to this, you should definitely go on a hunt and find them because I’m certain that most of you will get a good laugh!
Barely Getting By:
So, as I’ve mentioned time and time again I typically substitute at a high school. I prefer the high school because it’s the age I would one day like to teach and also just because I don’t have to deal with crying, snot or immaturity (although, sometimes I still deal with the aforementioned.) Anyway, I titled this little story “Barely Getting By” because I’ve encountered several students that have actually had the courage to come up to me and ask me to write their essays or do their assignments…I’ve clearly always said no and then I always tell them that if they think the work load is tough in high school then they are going to hate the work load in college. Silly kids thinking I’ll do their work for them, pshhh, I did high school already and there is no going back !
One day I was subbing in a classroom that had a small closet attached to it. In this small closet there were books, books and more books, along with some movies, some carts and a giant portable TV. The entrance to this closet was located in the room but also from the hallway. Clearly I had eyes on the entrance from the room and therefore I was making sure no students would go in there. On the other hand, I had no idea there was an unlocked entrance from the hallway. A few minutes into class I hear a banging sound coming from the closet, scary right? Well, like a scary movie, I was the foolish person that goes towards the sound and when I walk into the dark closet I see a couple of my students trying to climb into the hatch that then leads onto the roof (or so they thought, I’m pretty sure it’s just a crawl space though). Regardless, I had to tell students to leave the closet and return to the classroom. Don’t worry though, they didn’t plan on going into the craw place….only because they saw a lot of dust and spider webs. Ohhhh, kids.
Well that’s all for today, if you have missed the other stories I definitely suggest you go over to my blog and hunt for them because you are seriously missing out.