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What is your favorite grade?
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What grade do you love?

and/or what subject/class do you love subbing/teaching?


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not about grade but
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I'm deathly afraid of being in charge of students in grade school. Bus procedure especially at a day's end, lunch count procedures, going to specials are my pet peeves. I avoid grade school as much as possible. When it comes to MS and HS, I wouldn't want to sub for a teacher in PE, shops, or Home Ec. The safety issues or liability are things I need to consider.
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I loved high school and middle school. I wouldnít take intermediate elementary, and I only took early elementary if they were desperate. Iím not cut out for elementary.
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I try to sub only 3rd through 8th.
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I have no patience with K, 1, 2 and I can't tolerate the "attitude" all too common among high schoolers.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:19 AM
 
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preschool - because the class is small (so I get their names down quickly) and there is an aide (so the routine is still somewhat in place)

3rd grade - because the kids are in the sweet zone of still wanting to please their teachers, but not needing the level of attention that K-2 students do, and because I like the curriculum (times tables, state history, cursive writing...)

math (if I'm with older grades) - because that's my "real" subject, and I love seeing the lightbulb go on

art (any grade) - because I simply enjoy it


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Old 10-23-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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I love the variety... I once did a half day in Kindergarten followed by a half day in eighth grade. I truly enjoy the teaching/learning process, somewhat regardless of grade/age. If forced to choose, I might lean towards second/third.

A student challenged me in second year Spanish... he knew I donít speak it. I confessed, adding ďbut I do know how to teach it.Ē We did have a productive class with me asking lots of (leading) questions. Thatís what I mean about enjoying the process.

I probably most enjoy literacy... but curriculum is the determining factor and it also ties to grade level. Teaching writing is more fun in the higher grades than in, say, K-1.
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I also love the variety. I will do almost anything, from k4 through HS. I rarely do music, since I am not at all musical.

My favorites are 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and high school.

The little ones (K4-1st) are fun and sweet, but they can be tiring! They are so needy. My days are filled with tying shoes, drying tears, listening to tattling, and hoping to avoid bathroom accidents! They have super short attention spans, and it's sometimes like herding kittens! But they're ok sometimes.


Middle school is imho, the worst of all worlds. They start to get attitudes. And they are still noisy and squirmy, but in much bigger bodies than kindergarteners.


High school in my experience is usually very easy, but boring.


I do like specials (besides music) like languages (especially Spanish because I speak it), phy ed, computers, library and art. Most of my experience in my teaching career was as a science specialist. I had elementary kids doing experiments and things, so I'm very comfortable with specialist types of jobs.


I will always veer towards literacy type subjects. I like doing math, but I don't really love teaching it.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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6th grade (middle school)
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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So interesting reading the many replies above mine.

We each have our specialties, and they are quite varied. I wouldn't take middle school (I barely liked my own kids when they were that age! So rebellious!) or high school (The teachers just give work for them to do independently, or a video to watch and you don't have to teach anything, so it gets boring.)

I love elementary. I won't do PE. (As a little gray-haired lady, I feel that they deserve someone younger and more fit...afraid that I wouldn't actually be able to demonstrate some of the skills they are learning. My rope climbing days are certainly behind me!) I won't do technology (the kids could probably teach me!). Anything else is fair game. Each classroom is different. I love being surprised.


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