I wanted to share some crazy and funny stories that have happened to me over my years of subbing and thought Wednesday was a good day for that since I always need a little pick-me-up mid week. Enjoy the first posting of “Tales from the Sub Side.”
I arrived one morning outside the fifth grade classroom where I was going to be subbing to find one female student sitting in the hall where students wait before the bell rings. I smiled, said good morning, and went into the room to prepare for my day.
As I was going through the lesson plans, I could hear more students arriving in the hall. Then I hear, “We have a weird sub today! I mean weird! She smiles a lot!”
Chuckling to myself, there was no way I could let this one go. I slowly opened the door, poked my head, looked at the girl with a stern face, and said, “Weird sub, huh?” And shut the door. Then I listened for the reaction.
It was quiet for second, and then I hear, “Be careful what you think! This sub reads minds!”