As a sub, it can be hard fitting in at a school. You're somewhat an outsider at first. This is my 4th year as a sub so I have an establishment now and I get requested for jobs, which I greatly appreciate. In fact, I've mostly been at one tiny school this year. This week makes 7 solid weeks of work woohoo! In fact, I had 2 teachers request me tomorrow, but 2 different schools. One school I've only been at 3 times this year. The other one is the one of I've been at mostly.
Now I let that fall into account. The other one is also 1/2 day while the one at my 'regular' school, NM, is a full day job. It's a tough class, but it's also early release tomorrow, and I'll have lunch and specials thrown in, so I know I can handle it. I have to also consider that with this summer, any extra money helps so that also takes into account.
NM just makes me feel like I'm part of their family. I get invited to events, school functions, and got personally invited to retirement parties last year and this year. The staff knows me, my likes, about my family, just as I know about them and their lives. I can tell you for a fact the teacher I'm subbing for is not sick lol.
We had a new sub in the building. I took her under my wing and showed her the ropes. Today was her second day here ever, and she seems pretty comfortable now.
If you have a new sub in the building, a friendly smile or hello is most welcome. I tell you that from experience and it can really make a difference in the day :)