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Subbing on Halloween?
Old 10-26-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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I know it can get hectic in elementary, but how is it in middle/high school?

I've never subbed the upper grades ON Halloween. What are your experiences?


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Not so bad
Old 10-26-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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The day after Halloween is the pits. The day of, there are no parties. But the next day, they come in with tons of candy that they stuff into hoodie pockets, pencil cases, trapper keepers, etc. Sugar, sugar, sugar....
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Middle and high school
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I refuse to sub on Halloween, it is crazy with the kids in costumes and acting disruptive. As for the day after, Iím doing a half-day at a high school.
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Halloween
Old 10-27-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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I'm a new sub retired 2 years from the auto industry. I'm going to experience this Halloween phenomena. I have a half day in one school district where the English teacher is taking the seniors to an escape house and the next day a spanish class in a much bigger school district.

I'm still not sure substitute teaching is for me.
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Welp...
Old 10-27-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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If you are lucky, you'll get a school that does nothing, so it's a regular day.

If you my DD elementary school, you'll be dealing with costumes (don't ask), a costume parade, a zillion parents (no parking anywhere), and a party.

If you are lucky you'll get two room moms who will run everything and the kids know better than to screw around. (Me and my ex teacher friend). Or you will get the room parent who drops the 3 dozen powdered sugar donuts, apple cider and cups (no napkins) on the teacher's desk. Makes you deal with that nightmare and the mess afterwards.

My DD ms school let all the kids wear costumes, and had a huge, big big deal (with a DJ, games, haunted maze) party after school. On a good day ms kids barely listen. I'm sure not much got done, because everyone was hyped for the party.

DD is in high school. The saving grace is Halloween is on a Wednesday. I *think* they can wear low key costumes. I gotta double check.

Out of K-12, if you score AP calculus and upper tier classes, it will probably be like any other day.


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Halloween all month :)
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Why not? It's actually been Halloween all month at the elementary schools where I've subbed! I actually enjoy Halloween and all the silly costumes (loved it as a child). My past Halloweens as a sub haven't been a problem, so I'm game. Usually the schools do a pretty good job of keeping things contained. But check back with me on Thursday for the real scoop. (I have to agree about the sugar...kids and sugar are a scary mix indeed...)

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Old 10-29-2018, 04:31 AM
 
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Yes, middle school, no costumes allowed. Iím also subbing the next day at the same school; should be interesting.
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Well, everything turned out pretty well. The 1/2 day at Halloween was the rough part because the students returned with about 30 minutes left in the class from their field trip and no lesson plan. The teacher actually told them they didn't have to do any work.

The day after Halloween in the Spanish class went better than I anticipated. It was an easy day.
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