Last night I was up late doing math homework. Why was I torturing myself with finding the solution to 6-2/3 x 3/10 x 4? Because today I’m doing one of the things I swore as a child that I would never do as an adult: substitute teaching. And it’s been a while since I’ve had to do 5th grade math!
On a whim, I took the CBEST in February, so I was excited when I found out I passed in March. My credential arrived by email on April 1. Trust me, I got the irony. Yesterday the Ballard School secretary called to see if I could fill in today in my son’s 5th grade class. YES! My first time subbing will be with kids I’ve known since they were in preschool. How cool is that?
I spent two years coordinating the hot lunch program at Ballard, and two years before that working as an aide in 2nd grade and doing playground duty. I know the kids at this school quite well. But for the first time, I’ll be in charge of a class for the entire day. I am so looking forward to it.
I haven’t told my son yet. Can’t wait to see the look on his face 😀