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June 17, 2017 / sharoncopy

Last Day of School/Subbing

At least – I hope so! Three years of subbing has brought me many wonderful and some awful experiences. I am SO glad I was able to do this. But I really hope that I can find a job (or enough customers to go freelance) in graphic design, writing, art, and editing – hey maybe even helping people organize (I did that once before and loved it).

I was able to work a full day today – in the morning I was supposed to be in the Resource Room. I arrived to find everything packed up because they are moving to another room. Nobody came – all the kids were happy today and had little or no work (report cards are already finished…..) so – nobody came down there. I spent an hour reading, getting sleepy, and they went to the office to ask what I might do. They found some filing and I did that until lunchtime.

When they announced that the school year was over, I went into the hall to wave goodbye. I got one hug (from a girl who I drew a picture of last week) and one high-five and some goodbyes from kids who recognized me. Then all the teachers went outside to wave to the kids on the buses as they went by. There were quite a few girls crying as they came down the hall – but I didn’t see any boys crying. šŸ™‚ This school has 5th and 6th grade, so the 6th graders (now 7th graders) will go to the Middle School next year – so it was a farewell for them.

I spent the afternoon working with another sub to completely pack up everything in the teacher’s lounge (it’s being renovated). I enjoy this sort of work, even if it is a bit more physical. I emptied about 10 cupboards and a few drawers, sorted and matched up categories (for instance, there were napkins in about 5 different places) and then we boxed up everything and marked the boxes. The two of us worked for 3 hours and it was finished.

The only thing left to do is to drive to Melvindale and pick up my brand new lunchbox that I left there next week. That can wait until Tuesday, the secretary said. At 3:50 p.m. I picked up my 2nd-best lunchbox at a Livonia elementary school where I worked on Wednesday. Yes, it’s time for the school year to be over. šŸ™‚

I don’t think the kids ever realize how much the teachers look forward to it.


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