Every teacher just loves a good sub. It was SO good to be there Thursday testing the kids and watching my sub work. Did she do everything she was supposed to? No. But I don’t care, because everything she DID do with the kids was relevant to the first week of school and she knew how to relate to 5 year olds. She did the key parts, but brought in a LOT of other things, she sang with them, she explained things in Spanish sometimes, (about 80 % of my class is Hispanic), she found one of my puppets and engaged the kids with it. They had a wonderful day, and she seemed to enjoy working with them.
The great thing was that I got to see all of that, because I was in and out of the room all day testing the kids with DIBELS. Believe me when I say that I have had subs that were at the other end of the spectrum.