Today was my first day of substitute teaching! At times I get down on myself. I went from teaching at the college level for 2.5 years to substitute teaching, but then I remember how thankful I am for a job. A flexible one at that. And how important subs are. And a reason to get out of bed in the morning and get dressed! And be around people. It’s a season, and I’m embracing it.
I had forgotten what it’s like to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning and what the inside of a science textbook looks like. Even more, how awesome the feeling to actually be able to answer some of the questions about electrons! It’s protons! Protons are positively charged! How overwhelming the exhaust of that many school busses can be. The joy you feel when you don’t have to dress out in P.E. But mostly, how much I really, really love the smell of school cafeterias.
I spent the day at the middle school as an aid to the ISS class followed by two periods of PE. But most importantly, I started the day with a traditional ‘first day of school pic.’ Only this time I have badge!