It's nice to be wanted

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 :)


  1. I agree! As a sub, it was so disheartening to sit in the corner of the teacher's lounge and have no one talk to you! So I make it a point to include any sub that is new to our school :)

    Miss Kindergarten

  2. Yes sadly, there is one school I sub for that even though I know them and they know me somewhat, they won't invite you over to their table or move over to make room. The other 3 schools I sub at in the same district will move over, invite you in and if necessary, pull over another table. Nothing worse than no friendly faces. Thanks for taking the time to make your subs feel included, you rock!

    ~Miss T


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