Friday, June 22, 2012

Subbing Reflections: Seating charts

This post is going to be short and sweet because I have been so busy this week. PLUS, one of my bestest (really thats not a word? it should be) friends is coming to visit me this weekend and I need to get the house in shape! And I am so excited I don't want to be on here any longer! Ok now I am really wasting time.

Anyway, while I was subbing one of my biggest frustrations was when teachers did not provide me with seating charts or rosters of the students.  How was I supposed to know if someone was tricking me by sitting in the wrong seat.  Or how was I supposed to know if a students pretended to be someone else...silly immature middle school boys. Is it really that difficult to include a seating chart and or roster with your subbing information...NO!

My simple solution to this, include a seating chart and roster of the students in the class.  Easy peasy. Sorry this almost seems like a waste of a post but just in case it was something you hadn't thought of.  Substitute teachers need to know who is in the class and where they are supposed to be!

Enjoy your weekend.  Any fun plans for the weekend?????  I do! I do! I do!  Ok now get the house ready because she will be here in.... oh just 2 hours!!!


  1. I have awarded you the Lovely Blog Award! Stop by my blog to pick it up! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3

  2. Our library aid always takes first week pics of the kiddos when they go to library and then puts all the pics of each class on an 81/2 by 11 sheet with names under the pics. We always get a copy of the paper with our classes and keep it in our sub folders JUST IN CASE! :) Even 2nd graders can think it is funny to switch seats with a sub! :)
    We are following you now! We would love it if you want to stop by sometime!
    Katie & Lisen

    1. Excellent idea. Thanks for following!

  3. Brittany, thanks for following me, I'm following you too. I really appreciate the tutorial on the pinterest button. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I will.

    I always take the kids pictures at the beginning of school. I use those pictures to make a seating chart (of course it had their names on it too). Hey, sometimes I even needed to use it! ha Seriously, it was nice to look it over when I was trying to come up with a new seating arrangement.

    Kelly @I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

    1. I agree. Its so much easier to see faces in addition to names when rearranging seats! Thanks for following!

  4. I'm your newest follower! Love the name of your blog...who doesn't love stickers and stamps?? :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  5. Hi Brittany,

    I agree! I subbed for half a year and I think I learned more subbing than I did in any college class! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart


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