More fun stories from being a substitute teacher!
I went to high school with one of the guys who is now a teacher here (as weird as that actually is). As soon as the students find out that we graduated together, I get 20 questions about what he was like in high school:
“Was he a dork in high school?” (Definitely not).
” Did he skip school to play WOW?” (Not that I ever know of).
“Did you date him in high school?” (Umm, definitely not).
“I heard he was a jerk. Did he pick on you?” (Yes, actually. But it normally wasn’t too bad).
“I heard he did (insert random situation). Did he?” (Not that I know of, but I didn’t follow him around in high school, so I can’t tell you).
Granted, he is a much better guy then he was in high school (mainly because we all grow up, at least most of us!). And he’s their teacher and there’s no way I’m going to say anything bad about him. And I’m not one to live in high school. He’s a good guy and a good teacher, and that’s all they need to know.
I was subbing at the middle school a couple times the past couple weeks (that’s a whole different ball game!). After spending time with them, it’s completely obvious that girls mature faster then boys. It’s also obvious that kids just can’t stop talking. Ever. Sometimes it seems like it would hurt them to stop. But for how young they are, they say the “darndest things.”
Two boys were in the library looking at the computer to see the very first book they ever checked out. I told one to go sit down and the library aide explained it as: “We were just looking up the very first book we checked out. You know, back in the day when we were young and naive.” I literally burst out laughing.
I also had a kid ask out loud (in the middle of class), if anyone wanted to go to the bathroom and get high. I was kind of dumbfounded that he even said it, and I couldn’t tell if he was joking or not. I just ignored it. I mean, he’s in 8th grade…he doesn’t even have a job to afford stuff like that. But that was also in the “class from hell,” so I was to frustrated and busy to bother taking it seriously.
I had a 17 year old junior question my ability to drive, which I actually found funny, considering that I’ve had my license before he even hit middle school…
One high school senior asked me where Costa Rica was, and was it one of the islands off of Mexico? And then he referred to Africa as a country. I told him not to graduate quite yet.
And because no one wants to see a post without pictures, here are some adorable photos of my cats (because that’s all I ever take it seems).
Timmy will sleep on me any way he can
Tommy likes to be comfy
Ok, so I lied. This is my brother’s dog Steve (yes, that’s really his name).
Sadly, since school is out for the summer, there won’t be any good stories for a while. Hopefully I can come up with some other entertaining things to write about…