Wednesday, June 06, 2007


So "The Cho" called me the other day to sub. "The Cho" is the woman in charge of all the subs at school. She has our paychecks in the palm of her hand and I kiss her butt like it's my job. Ahem. Now on to the story. The Cho told me I would be the Kindergarten-helper. Did I tell you that today was FIELD DAY for K-2nd grade?? Yep. Two words that strike terror in the hearts of all substitute teachers everywhere.....field-day. Six bazillion kids hyped up on air and sunshine and you are in charge of them. Most of them come to your waist. Never let their size fool you into complacency. NEVER PEOPLE!! NEVER!!
I woke up in a bad mood. Didn't bode well for the day. The Capt is off doing important things this week and we are unable to talk first thing in the morning. My feng-shway is off if I don't hear his voice first thing. I can hear all the tiny violins playing out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So anyway, I gulped some coffee..fought with Boo-Bear about the Britanny Spears outfit she was trying to wear...took a couple of deep breaths and headed out to face my doom. Let me just tell you right off that I was the helper to the best Kindergarten teacher in the whole world. She is the bomb and if I had a little one about to go in that grade next year you can bet your last dollar that I would be setting aside an hour a day to light a candle in the hopes that my prodigy would be getting her. She is everything a Kindergarten teacher should be. She's cute, nice as can be, and can sing Puff the Magic Dragon like nobodies business.
Everyone had to wear a t-shirt. The colors all had to match for your class. There was a t-shirt set aside for me....or it would have been for me if I was shaped like Lindsey Lohan. Yeah. I got it over my head and then started to laugh cause that was about as far as it was going. Off to the buses! We got the little crumb-snatchers to the field day area and the party began. We had stations that each group was supposed to go to. Scooters, water balloons, a big parachute and the best thing of all...............DIRT!!! We ran them ragged! I am sure not one of them managed to stay awake past 6pm. I ended up having fun.
No one is more surprised then me!!! heehee Tomorrow I am the nurse again. So never fear!! I will be on the lookout for any and all boo-boos!
Until tomorrow...this is Dawn the Super Sub signing off...besides the ice is melting in my well deserved cosmo!!


Anonymous said...

After field day, I came home and put all 3 of my kiddos in the bathtub. Within minutes of them "soaking" the water was the color of peanut butter. Yeh, I'd say there was dirt involved!! Needless to say, they slept like angels after that day was done.


QuiltingFitzy said...

Be careful, you might be enjoying yourself! lol

Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love it! I spent some time subbing when my husband was off at some training. I used to beg for the high school kids! Kindergarten is scary. LOL!