Friday, January 11, 2013

Positive Fridays - Week of January 7th, 2012

It's great to be back with the kiddos so I can share some more wonderful positives with each and everyone of you.  I know many of you look forward to these posts.  This does mean a double post today, which I rarely ever do, but I didn't want to skip it and still had 1 final freebie post for today so I hope you don't mind!


Monday was a teacher work day, Tuesday I found out The Learning Station invited me to work with them part time helping them with promoting, contests, and giveaways!  We had already planned on me reviewing their new CD of there's so stay tuned I will be doing that on this blog and giving away a copy in the super near future!  I did not work on Tuesday or Wednesday unfortunately.

Thursday, I got a call when I was still laying in bed at 8am asking me to come in and sub in ex ed without an assistant as she was sick too.  So I rushed to get ready to help out these 3rd-6th grade boys.  Yes, all boys!

  • I was thanked immediately for coming in!  They changed the way they do things now (3rd time I've been at this school) since the Sandy Hook tragedy and gave me a key to keep the room locked all day, which I very gladly did!
  • The teacher was very kind in welcoming me to the class and had each child tell me their name (If I recall correctly there were 7 boys).  
  • The boys learned about life cycles of a human and butterfly.  They also learned about trading with other countries and food pantries for those unfortunate people who don't have much food if any.
  • They were very well behaved, respectful, and cooperative.
  • I was thanked by several of the boys for subbing for them.  One even asked me what a sub means.  hehe  So cute!  
  • One boy told me that he I so nice, I am even nicer than his teacher, and his teacher is very nice.  He knew how to fill my bucket with kindness!
I do get to work Friday in one of the schools that I frequently sub for and will get to sub in Kindergarten!  I can't wait to be with the little ones who already love me so much!  I will write about that next week!

For those wondering if I got the 1st grade job I interviewed for about a month ago, I have yet to hear back so I don't believe so.  The teacher may have changed her mind and decided to stay for the rest of the year.  I won't give up my search for my dream teaching job.  I know it is out there for me!

I would appreciate any wonderful positive comments about your week!  What went well for you?  Is your school having you keep doors locked all the time or do you just do that anyway?

Thanks for hoppin' by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings.  Keep on smiling!



6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great week! How fun working with the Learning Station People! I love their stuff!
    It was a rough one for me, but today I was reading some poems about reading and my kiddos really got into them! I had to raffle off the book because everyone wanted it! That is always an amazing feeling! I hope your weekend goes as well!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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    1. Thanks, it sure should be a ton of fun and yeah I had a great week other than not getting to sub much. Hopefully, next week will end up being a full week! I can't wait to get going with The Learning Station, I agree they are awesome and the kids love them!
      Sorry about your rough week, but I am happy to hear the positive about that poem book that got the kids excited! Anytime kids love a book that much is amazing. Have a great weekend yourself.
      Brian

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  2. I am sure you will get a great teaching job soon! Hard work will pay off! It did for me! I love where I teach. This week, I had a great time teaching some fun concepts in reading, writing, and math. Plus, I moved all the furniture in my classroom to a much better arrangement.

    Have a great weekend!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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    1. Hi Becky,
      Thanks for the kind words, I sure won't give up my hunt looking for a new job! I'm glad to hear that you love where you teach and had a fun week of teaching! I'm sure that took some work moving all that furniture, but I'm glad it looks good and I bet the kids love the new look too!

      I wish you a great weekend as well.

      Brian

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  3. This was so nice to read! The 7 boys you subbed for sound so sweet. It's nice that you get to meet so many different kids by subbing. Sounds like you brightened their day =)

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    1. Vanessa thank you so much! Yes they sure were sweet. That's the fun part of subbing is to meet so many kids and try make their day a really good one. I know I touch tons of lives throughout the school year subbing. If only the pay was better so I could live on it. :-)
      Brian

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