OK, I think I post about this every time I sub at the high school, but................
I LOVE these kids. I realize we live in a small town (The graduating class will have about 100 kids), but it is SO refreshing to be able to go into that school and know I'm going to have a great subbing day.
Today I did half a day and the teacher was still there when I arrived. He apologized to me because he had planned on having a movie to take up about an hour of the 1 1/2 hour class. He wound up not having it and informed me that I'd have to "wing it" because he really had to go.
We played pictionary for a while to help them study their recognition of lab equipment. It was SO fun and the kids were really having a good time. Then I gave them the last ten minutes to just talk quietly/read/study/do homework from other classes etc.
I had misplaced a stack of papers and said to this girl "I'm such a loser." She gasped and I said "No, because I keep losing things." She then said "Oh, good 'cuz I was like, don't call yourself a loser, you're not a loser".
I thought she was so cute!
The kids were all so nice, respectful and fun. There is hope for the future... at least in my neck of the woods