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Posts Made By: Kailey123
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Kailey123
Personally I would never cancel a job for any...

Personally I would never cancel a job for any reason other than my own illness or other personal emergency. I've only had to do it once or twice in all my years of subbing. I have had teachers change...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-10-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Kailey123
[QUOTE]How do you know how many unfilled jobs...

[QUOTE]How do you know how many unfilled jobs there are? I would like to know this, more out of curiosity than anything./QUOTE]

Our online system is set up so that on days you are working you...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-10-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Kailey123
You can start writing the notes during lunch and...

You can start writing the notes during lunch and then just add in the afternoon after the kids have left. I always stay later than the official end of the day ("official" meaning the time the jobs...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Kailey123
Personally I wouldn't leave the assignment early...

Personally I wouldn't leave the assignment early because that reflects on you...I mean, you can't very well say "I'm leaving because the teachers and aides are all middle school mean girls!" lol. I'd...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-25-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Kailey123
Since I only sub in one elementary school I...

Since I only sub in one elementary school I wouldn't be concerned about it. But, I wouldn't feel 100% comfortable if it was a school where I didn't know anyone. I think your idea of giving them...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Kailey123
With the little ones -- K-2 maybe -- I'll often...

With the little ones -- K-2 maybe -- I'll often say (if the job was scheduled ahead of time) "I don't know for sure, but I know she isn't sick because she asked me to sub today a long time ago." I do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Kailey123
Luv2teach -- we have the "B Rule" -- "blood,...

Luv2teach -- we have the "B Rule" -- "blood, barf, bullying"...those are the things a kid should report on. Those are totally different from "Billy bumped me in line!" or "Susie and Janie are mad at...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Kailey123
Easy solution.... go down to the cafeteria and...

Easy solution.... go down to the cafeteria and say "I'm an idiot and left my lunch on my kitchen counter [if you don't want to admit that you brought peanut butter], could I buy something to tide me...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-21-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Kailey123
Lol. I enjoy the little ones, but yes they can be...

Lol. I enjoy the little ones, but yes they can be very tiring. In my district all kindergarten classes have a teacher and an assistant so that makes those jobs somewhat less tiring since the other...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Kailey123
In my district it's required to have one fire...

In my district it's required to have one fire drill every week in September, and one real lock-down drill with two practices. A "real" one is when the police come to the school and go around checking...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Kailey123
Thankfully I've only ever encountered fish, ones...

Thankfully I've only ever encountered fish, ones that looked well taken care of. In fact one teacher always leave me plans that include a heading of "FISH". lol. She lets me know whose turn it is to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Kailey123
teabreak -- this is exactly why I won't sub in...

teabreak -- this is exactly why I won't sub in special ed jobs, except for two of the sped resource teachers at my regular school because I know exactly what they do and I know the kids they have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Kailey123
Dietcoke....I'm sure you realize that there are...

Dietcoke....I'm sure you realize that there are some really crappy subs out there. Subs who show up and play on their phones, or who let the kids play on iPads half the day, or who don't follow the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Kailey123
I only do elementary and dang those kids are...

I only do elementary and dang those kids are little germ factories! In fact I came home today and mixed up some Emergent-C. I buy either that or another similar one whose name is escaping me at the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Kailey123
Yes! omg....I subbed in a 2nd grade for two days...

Yes! omg....I subbed in a 2nd grade for two days last week, a bunch of kids who NEVER STOPPED TALKING. <!--eyebrow--> Never. Ever. omg. I could look right at Susie and say "Susie! Please stop...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Kailey123
I was wondering the same thing when I read the...

I was wondering the same thing when I read the recent thread about the sub who had it happen to her several times. In my school (I do most of my subbing in one school) teachers are supposed to have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-20-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Kailey123
I recently took a job at a different school from...

I recently took a job at a different school from where I usually sub because I recognized the teacher's name from way back when I first started subbing. At that time she was at a different school...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Kailey123
Not much else to add, but I will say that yes I...

Not much else to add, but I will say that yes I sometimes do email the teacher beforehand. I do it mostly if it's a school that I've never been to. Mostly I sub only at one elementary school, but...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Kailey123
elepen -- wow, only 9 for the entire school year?...

elepen -- wow, only 9 for the entire school year? Ours is 22 and it has to be at least 11 by January, then the second 11 from Jan. to the end of school.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-08-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Kailey123
Do you have a maximum number of days you can work?

In another thread I saw someone mention the "maximum number of days" that subs could work. Does your district limit you to a certain number? I've never heard of that. Why do they do it?

We have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-05-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Kailey123
luv2teach -- it was hardly unfair to the other...

luv2teach -- it was hardly unfair to the other sub because he/she had only had the job for about 60 seconds. lol. The teacher put the job in wrong, I knew she'd put it in wrong because she texted me...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Kailey123
Subasaurus, yes I'm in high demand, for several...

Subasaurus, yes I'm in high demand, for several reasons. One, we have a HUGE shortage of subs here. And two, I mostly sub in one school (elementary), the school where my kids attended years ago. I do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-03-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Kailey123
Yes, overthinking, as others have said. Someone...

Yes, overthinking, as others have said. Someone in my district just got removed from a two-day job, and a one-day job the following week, for the same teacher. They were removed from the job because...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-27-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Kailey123
First of all welcome to subbing! Second,...

First of all welcome to subbing!

Second, every district has different ways of doing things so a few of your questions can't really be answered by anyone here.

1. In my district they gave us a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-27-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Kailey123
We don't start here until the day after Labor...

We don't start here until the day after Labor Day. I just got home from the grocery store to find FIVE emails from teachers asking me to sub. I also had three yesterday. The teachers are back in...



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