Friday, November 23, 2012

Positive Fridays - Week of November 19th, 2012

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  I know I sure did.  I ate like a little piggy and I will enjoy all the leftovers, how about you?  With Thanksgiving beyond us it's now time to look forward to all of the December holidays.

This was a short week as students only went to school on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Last Friday I subbed in a wonderful 1st grade class at a school that I sub at quite a bit near home.
  • It is always a pleasure to be greeted by the wonderful office staff.
  • I met a couple of very nice parents who dropped off their students.  
  • The children were hard workers, working hard on their writing journals, reading work, and a fun Cornucopia coloring project.
  • A father came in after lunch to visit the class and help out, that was extra nice!
  • The students were very kind and respectful!
On Monday, I got a wake up call from the sub automated phone thing for 4th grade at the same school has Friday.  I had this class earlier in the year. They are one of the best classes I have subbed for and this teacher had a great class last year too!
  • While waiting on all the students to arrive the assistant principal came walking by twice and greeted me so kindly with a great big smile on her face.
  • A student walked in and asked me if I was their sub today and I said yes I am and she ran in jumping up and down with a big smile on her face.  It makes me feel so good inside when children are so excited to have me!
  • The children worked hard on a reading test, multi-step word problems in math, and some other challenging work
  • They did an excellent job of raising their hands and were again very kind and respectful to me.
  • I also saw some other students in the hall when I had subbed for previous and they said hi to me with big smiles on their faces.  I am so happy that I have touched so many lives!
I did not get to work on Tuesday again.  That seems to be the day that teachers don't take off very often.  I already have 2 1/2 days lined up for next week - Monday in 5th, Wednesday a half day in the morning in 2nd, and Thursday in Art with all grade levels.  Hopefully, I'll find work for Tuesday and Friday or better yet maybe another interview and a job!

In blogging news, I am closing in on 205,000 views and have over 340 followers.  I thank you all so much for following me and checking out my ideas and things that I have made.

I would love to hear the positives that you have had this week or you can share what you are thankful for!

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


  1. Its so nice to hear that you enjoy subbing. I an the supervisor at a Early Learning Center and I sure hope that at our school the subs feel the same way when they are working at our school.

    1. Thank you so much Pamela. Awesome that you are a supervisor. I bet your subs feel the same way. If you smile at them and welcome them and say nice things like so many people do to me it really starts the day off right. It then spreads on to the children!


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