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!
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?
Sudoku, geometric coloring worksheets, brainteasers.
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