January 11th, 2010


another good day in the trenches

Spent the day at the same middle school I subbed at last month (and in October), covering for the same teacher I subbed for in October. Many fewer problems than last time, probably because some of the kids were also in Mr. Perkins' class last month and have gotten it through their heads (possibly also spread the word) that I am Not To Be Messed With. Aside from one bloody nose (not my fault) which was dealt with expeditiously using a couple of Kleenex, basic first aid techniques, and a pass to the school clinic, the day was pretty uneventful. Attendance was taken, students were briefed on the lesson plan for the day, and I spent the rest of each period wandering the classroom in a largely successful effort to keep the noise down to a dull roar and the kids focused on work as opposed to socializing. I had the most trouble in the one class where I had a co-teacher. *rolls eyes*

With any luck, tomorrow will bring news of H&R Block training this week and maybe some hours into the bargain. I have bills to pay and a huge gaping hole in my checking account, so the sooner some money comes in the happier I'm going to be.