Karla over at Life in Special Education is having an "I survived" linky party.
I thought I would share two stories from when I used to supply teach many moons ago (about 20). Hopefully they will bring a smile to someones face, or a least get you to take sympathy on the supply teachers in your building.
1. It was a Friday afternoon in a portable, I think about grade 5. It was 2 minutes until the bell rang and the children were getting ready to go home. I had the supply teacher handbook and portable key (which I took out of my pocket) and put them in a pile on the desk as I needed to return them to the office when the children were gone. I went to the door of the portable to say goodbye to the children as they filed out of the door. When the last child had gone I returned to the desk to grab all my things to discover that the key was gone. That was fun to explain to the office on a Friday afternoon. Honest, the kids took it.
2. I once had an assignment in a French school (I don't speak French) which was apparently fine because they were going on a class trip to the skating rink. Not fun trying to keep track of children you don't know in a public place. I had no idea which kids were mine or not and didn't understand a thing they said.
but I survived..........I'm so glad I don't supply any more.
Do you have a good story? Head over to Life in Special Education to link up.