First and foremost I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words the other week. It took me a good week to get out of that slump. Okay, I'm not gonna lie they are kind of like humps - some days I'm up and some days I'm down. Most days I am up. How's that saying go, If you don't laugh you'll cry. I prefer to laugh.
The county I worked for last year does some tutoring and they called me about that - Great! You need Middle School certification - uh oh.
Well I am taking the tests for it (I still can't believe you can just take a test. I mean here I sit with a Master's--------oh, sorry that shpiel is for a different time) - it's this weekend. Cross fingers.
Same day I signed up, my old school called and asked if I could sub for two weeks. YAY and fabulous. Yes, on one hand it feels a little weird. I mean, I taught there just last school year. But on the other hand, I will be familiar with the school AND I will get to see my kids from last year. SUCH a special treat.
As a teacher, I was super organized and anal when it came to subs (shocking huh?). I had a 'Sub Tub' and inside were stacks of extra sheets, just in case. Then there was also a 'Sub Binder' inside.
The first part of my Sub Binder came from Persnickety Pickles:
and the meat of my Sub Binder was from PreKinders:
You have got to get this download ASAP. Some pages I deleted, some I made my own, but basically all you have to do is plug in your information and your are set - year after year except for changing out names and schedules. I LOVE this resource. Subs probably thought I was bonkers, but ya know what anything they needed was right there. Of course, each page was put in a plastic page protector.
The very final page was the "while you were out" page that is in Persnickety Pickle's packet (try saying that 5 times fast!). However, n one ever left me a note of how my kids did. When I subbed before I got my teaching job, I always left notes, or if I was friends with the teacher I told them and they said that is why they loved having me as a sub because I did what they were supposed to and didn't let the kids get away with stuff. I, also, personally like to know how my kids did.
So here's the question: Do you like to have a note from your sub or could you care less?
I missed my follower milestone the other weekend, but to those of you who are new here, you will notice that I am kind of random at when I celebrate YOU, because as always I appreciate your being here, reading, and joining me on this (sometimes) crazy ride of teaching and learning, er I mean life.
So for those of you who told me last time how much you liked Lindsey so much - you're in luck. I snagged an adorable tiny pouch (this is the one I said I use to keep my teaching ID and all my teacher cards inside, ya know from Staples, Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
To enter please leave one (1) comment below with an answer to the substitute question posted above.
This giveaway will end on Thursday, August 18, 2011 (8/18/2011) at 9:00 p.m. EST.