Monday, September 13, 2010

I do NOT MISS High School

After spending one day subbing for a high school class, I have decided that I am soooooo glad that I am no longer in high school. I actually did enjoy subbing for the class and I will continue to do it, but man, there were a couple kids that drove me insane. One in particular was such a punk. He flat out told me "no" many times today. "No, I don't want to play!" "No, I'm not getting down off the wall!" "No, I'm just going to stand here!" Does he not know that I am the teacher and he is the student?? How do you motivate high school students? I just don't know!!

The other thing that I do not miss about high school is high pitch, squealing, flirty, laughing girls! I am pretty sure that they do not know how irritating they are! It kind of makes me laugh how annoying they really are! Secondary teachers, I don't know how you do it! You are amazing!!

The good news about this is that I may get to work more than just these three days, which would be awesome. They are not sure how long the actual teacher will be gone so please pray that they want me to stay if the teacher is out longer! Well, wish me luck, at least two more days of high school!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I Want a First Day of School!

All I want it a job. I want more than anything to be a full time teacher. I want my own class. I want my own classroom. I want to make lesson plans. I want to have collaboration meetings with my grade level team. It is so frustrating to see many of my classmates getting jobs and I am almost 100% positive that I won't get a job this year. Don't get me wrong, I am so happy for my classmates and I want them to have jobs but I just want a job with them!! I read all of their facebook comments about how their first days went and I wish I could join in these conversations. I know that it is very hard to find a job in Spokane and that new teachers in general have a very hard time finding a job, but if my classmates can do it, why can't I? I know I can be a sub, and that will be fine, just not my dream. My dream is to have a full time job in Spokane. I'm not even picky about the grade; I will do anything K-6! I know it sounds like I am just whining, and yes, I am but I don't care! I will be a sub and that will be fine, and maybe on top of that I will be a nanny (which I interview for today) but it won't be my dream. And I can't decide if I want this nanny position or not.  The problem is, what if a long term sub position opens up?  I would want it just so that I could have the experience, but I wouldn't be able to take it if I get this job.  Is it worth taking this nanny job??  I just don't know! Ok, I am done whining now.  I will keep you updated on my job situation....mainly, if I get this nanny position or not!