B2S Survival Kit

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello Monday! Nice to See you again!
Last week half of the classes I supervise started back to school. Today, the rest start back!

I love back to school time. It's a chance for new starts, fall is coming, and so is football! ;) I also love the excitement in the air! Everyone is excited!

This is what I typically look like at the beginning of the week...

Yay! Whoo!

By the end of the week, it is quite the different story....

Preparing for a Substitute in the Special Education Classroom

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I hate being absent. I’m one of those teachers who will show up with the flu and try to teach, only to be sent home as soon as the principal sees me. It’s not that I don’t want to take care of myself, because, I do. I just have a problem with letting go and letting someone else step in for me when I can’t be there for my students. I worry that the teacher won’t know that Student x will have a melt down if you touch him on the back, and student H needs a side hug and some dry cereal in the morning or he will have a bad day, because he usually sends himself to school because Mom and Dad are already at work.

My heart hurts when I leave them. I even have Parapros who are present who can tell my Sub what they need to know, and I STILL struggle with letting go!
During my second year, I finally figure out the right combination to help my sub and help me! Most teachers leave sub lesson plans for the day. I have a sub binder! No, seriously, it’s a binder. I chalk it up to all the special information that my sub needs to know about my kiddos, and also, I’m a BIT long winded. Haha.

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