Blog Hoppin'

I'm joining the Blog Hoppin' going on today :)

Tell us a little something about you...

I'm Tanja, also known as Ms. T to students (they can't pronounce my last name lol) or Miss T on blog land. Journey of a Substitute Teacher  is my blog.  I have  a cat named Checkers. I love camping, reading, music, and being with friends.
How long have you been teaching?

This is my fifth year substitute teaching.  Oregon has been really bad economically (well so are other states too) and laid off a lot of teachers the last few years, last year a lot. So I have to tell myself that this is the reason that I haven't found a 'forever home' in a class. I honestly think it would be worse to have a class and be stripped of it than what I am going through of not having one. I sub for a few districts and get requested a fair amount, yay! 

Interesting facts...

I have a Cricut and I love it! I'm doing the decor for my dad's retirement party this Saturday. I have a slight fear of heights. And I hate spiders! I'm an only child.
What are you looking most forward to this school year?

I'm looking forward to seeing some of my students that I subbed for the last 4 years. My 'babies' from kinder are now in 4th. Oh goodness. One class in particular I subbed a lot in when they were in kinder and subbed a lot for them last year in 3rd.
What do you need to improve?

I want to be better with time management. Sometimes it's hard following the teacher's plans, but I've been good so far.
And last year was goodbye nice teacher and hello "Ms. T can be strict." I want to find that happy medium.
What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?


Mad Lib.

Sudoku, geometric coloring worksheets, brainteasers.

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  1. Hi Miss T. I substituted for three years before getting a contract and have finally found a classroom of my own. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a classroom and hope that substituting brings you great joy. It is lovely to see so many students and see how they change and grow over time. This past year I was lucky enough to have a student in my grade 5 class who I had taught at another school back when he was in grade 1! It's amazing how they grow and so wonderful to see them come back.

  2. Hi Mme :)

    Thanks for the kind words :) Thankfully I still enjoy subbing (ask me that in a few weeks hahaha).

    I hope your school year goes well :)


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