Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Substitute

A Day in the Life of a Substitute.
I think I'll write a book.

I love the stories teacher's tell.
They make me smile, make me laugh.

It's so refreshing to see life 
through the eyes of a child.

My first day, I was able to work one on one 
with a creative little boy who just needed 
some extra attention.
He has a creative mind and his writing 
is exceptional. 
His story about his trip to Mars made me want to visit.

I am enjoying the 1:1 with students.

On the second day, I had the opportunity to work
with a little boy who finds it difficult to stay on task.
With simple instructions and attention,
he was able to complete the assignment.

In the mornings, I have been with the PE class.
Me, PE???
Anything physical is certainly an education for me!
Every bone and muscle in my body has been one big ache!

Mr. H thinks this is hysterical!
YOU???? PE???
I have him to know, I played backyard baseball
when I was growing up.

Today's story...

 "What's your name?"

"Mrs. Hitchcock."

"You're mean, Mrs. Hitchcock."
(She's a busy, little thing and cute as a button.  Just can't be still.
"Sweet girl, get in line.  Sweet girl, don't touch your neighbor.  Sweet girl, play nice.")

 "Really?  I think I'm pretty nice."

 "Write your name down."
(I did.)

"Why do you want it?"

 " I'm gonna tell my mama." 

 "Yes, Sarah, please tell your mom I said hey.
I haven't seen her in awhile."

"You know my mama?"
(It's a small town.)
"How do you know my mama?"

"I worked with your mama."

"You're a nice lady." 

END of discussion.

Some photos that I got today...

How about that train track?
Our big boy will start 3 year old school soon.
Is he not the cutest thing?
Who needs a real track when you've got tape?

Our little angel is singing a tune.
I wish I could have figured out how to download the sound. 

Our little miracle baby girl is now the size of an avocado.
In the next two weeks, she will experience a real growth spurt
(and so will mommy).
Very soon, my baby girl will be able to feel a little flutter.

My heart is full to overflowing.



  1. You are going to have a fun year with these children for sure. Loved the picture of the little fellow and the sweet baby girl.

  2. Oh you will have to write a book! My sis taught for years and then was a substitute in recent years. One day as she walked toward the classroom, she heard a little girl exclaim, "She's OLD and UGLY!" lol
    Sweet photos of your darling grands and I'm so happy/excited about your daughter's baby.
    God bless your weekend. You and Mr. H have a good time!

  3. What a cute post! You will enjoy those days of substituting for sure. The things children say...
    What a terrific idea using tape for a track. I will have to do that when my grandsons are here. :)
    Your babies are quite sweet.
    All the best to your daughter with her little one on the way. Such joy.
    Have a blessed week-end,
    Joy! Debbie

  4. Oh your story is so funny!! Children really do say the funniest cutest things don't they. I love the tape train tracks and the way they just go where they want, that is even better than an actual train track I would have thought! xx

  5. How sweet ! thanks for the up date on baby and the cute little person.

  6. Bless you and all your patience. I liked the pictures. So cute. Take care and have a great weekend,. xoxo, Susie

  7. So glad that you survived your first substitute teaching day! I remember going to the elementary school when my kids were little and helping out in the class. Afterwards, when I would get in my car to go home it felt like the most golden silence! Elementary schoolers are rowdy. LOL.

  8. The little kids are so cute. And I'm so glad the teaching has gone smoothly. Been praying for you all week. ~:)

  9. That is so funny! Especially the little girl who decided you were nice. Kids can be so hilarious.
    Those grandbabies are all growing. ):

  10. Sweet pictures of your precious ones!! We wait for our little boy to be born... Soon! What a blast you must be having at the school. That was a quick turn around from hate to love!! Bless you!

  11. The things kids say are just the cutest and funny. I taught 3rd grade art one year and it was a year I won't forget...just loved those little ones.

  12. Bonnie,
    That is so funny about the kids. I smiled because I used to be a substitute Teacher's Aide. What a great idea to make the train tracks with tape. He looks like he's having a blast! And how precious is this little girl.

    Have a nice weekend, and keep those stories coming, Bonnie. They make me chuckle.



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