Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mr. Miller Isn't Comming Back.

So the school year starts in August not September. The only way that I know its time to go back to work is that the phone starts ringing at 5:30am.

My daily rate went up three dollars this year and the school day stayed the same length. $91 dollars up from $88 for the same 7:05 to 2:18 school day. The year before last i made $85 a day. If i do this for another 3 years i'll be making 500 bucks a week and well on my way to a comfortable retirement.

The 2006-2007 school year is two days old and i have already worked two days. That's a brisk start for a sub.

There is a special rush you can only get from standing in front of a room of 25 highschool students and letting them know that you're not their teacher, you don't know their teacher and you don't know if their teacher is comming back, ever. Then it gets even better when you get to tell them that as far as you are concerned its still summer vacation in room 315 west. I felt like I was an idealistic governer pardoning 25 death row inmates after they already gorged themselves on last meals of chicken wings and flaming hot cheetos.

One of my 5 classes is "class within a class" which means that it has some Special Ed students and there is another teacher in the room with me. The Co-Teacher showed up today, asked me who i was and then said something like "well if were not doing anything i'm gonna go back to my office." then later that period another teacher came in looking real stern. I said hello and she stood in the doorway stone faced until all the kids sat down and got quiet. Then without looking at me she backed out the door and was gone. It would have been appreciated if we had been trying to accomplish something as a class. oh well.

Points of interest:
# of times a student said "I thought you were a student:" 2
# of fights: 0
# of books read on the clock: 1.5


Blogger Jeff P said...




1:37 PM  
Blogger Jeff P said...

...oh, and hey Teach, it's spelled "coming" with one "M." Mr. Miller isn't COMING back. Other than that, you write real good.


1:39 PM  
Blogger colin loughlin said...

jef whats your blog again? oh wait no one cares not even enough to spell check you, seriously are you gonna be "that guy" that spell checks every post? oh well i'll still have to love you.

4:04 PM  
Blogger colin loughlin said...

oh lee if your worried about gettin in trouble why not just change the people's names? none of us will care if you change john dickson, to dick johnson.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Jeff P said...

I'll just be "that guy" on Lee's blog. I wouldn't dream of being able to keep up with yours, Colin. It's all out of love.

12:48 PM  

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