Friday, August 31, 2012

Positive Fridays - Week of August 27th, 2012

Wow, so we made it to the end of the month already!  Happy Friday to you all!

Let's start off with last Friday.  Last Friday, I subbed in a 4th grade class.  So many great positives, this was truly a dream class and reminded me of those special 3rd and 4th graders that I taught for a month back in January and February.  I miss those kids so much!  Anyway . . .
  • Administration greeted me so kindly as did the awesome office staff and a few kids first thing in the morning who recognized me.  Also, a couple of teachers who I used to work with, so glad to see them again!
  • This group of children were so polite!  They used their manners and even raised their hand to throw trash away.  
  • They were hard workers!
  • Despite the restroom being outside the classroom they were in and out super quickly, which is not always the case especially when subbing!
  • One sweet girl asked if she could go talk to a special needs child when we were at recess when the girl walked by because she said the girl likes her and she could get her to smile.  I said absolutely and I watched her and her 2 friends go cheer the girl up!  That my friends is bucket filling at its very best!
  • Each child got a positive note in their planner from me and a piece of candy, which put a smile on their face.
  • They thanked me for subbing and said goodbye to me before they left.  True bucket fillers and I even read the book to them at the end of the day! 
I didn't work again until Wednesday and I subbed by request for my friend in Kindergarten at a different school still close to my house and one that I love so very much!

  • Got to visit with my friend before the school day started.  Awesome catching up with her, I hadn't seen her a year!  You rock Susan!
  • Office staff absolutely friendly and the principal walked through the room in the morning and said hi to me and smiled while the children were sitting on the floor doing a super job of listening!
  • The little Kindergarten children did quite a good job in line for having 21 (she has 22 total), especially for a sub.  I was pretty impressed that most were quiet and walking instead of running and in a mostly straight line!  Go Kindergarten!
  • I had a boy come up to me and hug me at the end of the day and say "you only need to work here and no where else."  I told him I'd be back Friday in another Kindergarten class.
  • The children had a blast making the letter M capital and lowercase out of playdough.  Some said they couldn't do it and I managed to get every single child to try and they did a super job!!!  Thanks for the fun activity Susan!
After school Wednesday, I applied for tons of jobs that opened up in the county.  In FL, we have a class size amendment for those of you that don't know from other states.  K-3 can only have 18 students per class, 4-8 is 22 and 9th-12th is 25.  So they are having to get a bunch of new teachers to try to lower the numbers!  Let's hope I'm one of those!

Thursday, I got a call from the secretary at the school I worked at Wednesday to interview Friday after I sub in Kindergarten for a Kindergarten (they need 2 teachers) and 1st-2nd grade combo class!

I also did a good deed on Thursday and took my friend also named Brian to get his daughter who was sick at school.  Poor thing had a super bad headache and was crying all the way home.  I hope she feels better!

Friday's sub day in Kindergarten will be on next week's Positive Friday Post.

Please share your positives for the week even if they aren't job related.  I had no replies last week. :(  Come on I know you want to make me smile!  Also, do you like the bullets or should I go back to paragraphs?

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

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