This is the picture I took after a day of substitute teaching last week! They were a good bunch of kids, but by the end of the day this is exactly what you want to do. Put your feet up and breath for a few minutes. Kudos to the teachers of the world! This also is the beginning of my nest egg for the coveted Nikon D60, thus the cha ching$$. I’ve decided that any money I save at the store using coupons also will go into the fund. Sort of like paying myself, and I think that if I figured that as my hourly wage, you know just for the sake of argument – rounding off to a 40 hour work week, and figuring an average of $10.00 a week in coupon savings I would be making 25 cents an hour. Pretty d.a.m.n. cheap labor. And I’m going to throw a dollar a day at the fund too. Still makes for cheap labor, and certainly should not be begrudged by anyone in this household. I mean it, don’t even think about begrudging! I’m using my Small Stump bag as my fund holder.
The subbing went well. It was 15 first graders. My least favorite things about subbing are the tattling, and the constant reminders from the children about what we are supposed to be doing or how things are done, as if the teacher did not leave me a very thorough schedule. My favorite things about subbing are the hugs, the funny and interesting things the kids share, and especially these – love notes!