My last day of student teaching was Wednesday. I received a ton of love from my juniors and a lot of good riddances from my seniors. Great cards, hugs, and words of encouragement that I made some difference in these kids’ lives. My co-op and I ended up having a teary exchange and I feel grateful for such an amazing experience.
But I work at the after school program so I headed back to school (in jeans, hurray!) on Thursday and as I waited for the elevator as the students poured out of the school I got so many, “OMG MS. P!!!!” more hugs, more awesomeness and more love. I felt like a regular ol’ celebrity. It’s hilarious because I did not get this much love as their actual teacher. It’s great the selective memories they have.
So I began subbing and was lucky enough to have a roster with mostly 11th and 12th grade classes – many of my students. Kids were coming in all day visiting my classroom, asking for help on their homework, begging for me to come back, asking if they lobby to the principal will he hire me, etc. etc. It felt good. But honestly, subbing is SO BORING! It’s glorified babysitting (but why glorified, hell it’s just babysitting). I really can’t wait to find a job.
Next post: How the hell to answer those interview questions “correctly.” (This will be a request for help from you guys).