I even worked an entire Saturday! I know many of my co-workers do this regularly and I used to all the time. I have been diligently avoiding doing that this school year and found my overall attitude was better. In addition to being at school from 9-6 on a day off, a colleage who had come and gone in the building set the alarm while I was still there!! I had to call the security company and explain that the alarm setter must not have realized I was still there and please don't send the police!
So last Friday I seriously considered staying home, but talked myself into it. I was dreading the day...almost everyone around me were subs, not that they were not good at their jobs, but it is just not the same (for me or the kids) when all the regular people around you are not there. We had a visiting author assesmbly and my students don't always do well at assemblies...it was 40 minutes long! We went to the assembly and the author was great at entertaining kids, that 40 minutes flew by. Great job Mr. Thaler!
There was an embarrassing moment when he asked us to move one of my students, I felt somewhat responsible for not placing my student right next to me in the first place (on the sidelines), but he seemed to be doing so well! He really liked being right up front, but unfortunately, he doesn't always know when he should stop talking!
Anyway, the whole point of this story is next: My student was now next to me...Mr. Thaler asked all the teachers to come up front, I decided that I should just stay put, but the assistants, other teachers and my little student all had other ideas! So I reluctantly joined my colleages up front next to the author. I looked back at my student sitting on the floor and he smiled, gave me a thumbs up and said "YOU CAN DO IT MRS. HAMAND!"
and just like that I knew ......
I'M SO GLAD I CAME TO SCHOOL TODAY!