Monday, May 27, 2013

Adventures in Substitute Teaching

I occasionally substitute teach at the American school in town. I haven't worked too much this semester, mainly due to scheduling conflicts. Last week was actually my first week back, and boy was it memorable.

I was subbing for Mr. Alvarez, the Spanish teacher. No problem. Hablo un poco de espaƱol (I speak a little Spanish). However, Mr. Alvarez also doubles as the gym coach, meaning I, at nine months pregnant, had to organize a game of indoor softball for 16 eight-year-olds!

Calli the gym coach?

Thankfully the principal realized that I may need some help and called in an additional set of hands. The class actually went surprisingly well, but I did get some hilarious comments from the kids. My favorite was the little girl whom I've subbed for previously who said it was nice being coached by "an old person." She corrected herself to say she meant someone she knew from before, but the damage was already done. Out of the mouths of babes, right?

1 comment:

  1. You look great! I'm glad you got help for the gym class. That could have been quite the sight!