Monthly Archives: August 2011

Giggle Me Silly

In the aftermath, or should I say wrath that was HUrricane Irene, I feel as though we could all use a giggle.

Do check out this delightful page –

Go Guilty Pleasures! 

It is a wonderful little treat.


Ms. Sub








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Guerilla Goodness Love Lovin’ Library Kindness

No words can express how AWESOME this is..more people should be like the Kindness Girl.

My words will not do it justice, you must check it out yourself.



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College Bound on the Greyhound

Over the past couple of days I have seen so many of my students in town, preparing to leave for COLLEGE!

#1 It makes me feel so old that they’re all leaving for their freshman years.

#2 It make me so proud that they’ve gotten themselves to this point, many of these kids never thought that they would graduate high school let alone go to college.

Kudos to you all, you’ve made me so proud!


Ms. Sub

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From Joys of Community College, to the Liberated Student, my gal she makes me PROUD!

Ah Ladies and Gentlemen,

There are moments in life, as a teacher, that are like diamonds.  Moments that we often look back upon when we are sometimes driven to the point of utter insanity.  Moments, when, our students succeed, grow, and flourish into amazing adults.

This is one of these moments.

My student, Student Jane, has graduated from her Joyful Community College, and will now be attending Liberated University.

Like her good ‘ol teach here, she writes of her tales with humor, quick wit, and classy sarcasm.

Student Jane, I’m so proud of you!


Ms. Sub

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The Tale of the Sub Who Was Locked Out of the Classroom

I was recently out to dinner with some friends, talking shop.  (Speaking about schools and what we do). One friend reminded me how they too tortured substitutes when they were in high school, (if they decided not to like the sub).  She was reminded of Mrs. Tuck.  They locked Mrs. Tuck out of the classroom once, and she, a substitute, the lowest person on the education totem pole, had to go ask the security guards to let her back in the classroom.

Then they did it again.

And, Mrs. Tuck, for fear of termination and eternal embarrassment by her colleagues, climbed back into the room, via the window.

Oh teenagers and the ways they torture us!


Ms. Sub

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I’m Reminded of Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils…

As August begins to fade away, and the Summer of 2011 becomes a distant memory, we teachers and substitutes are preparing for yet another school year.  And I am reminded, fondly, of one of my favorite quotes…

“Don’t you just love…fall? It makes me want to shop for back to school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
– You’ve Got Mail 



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Disaster District Strikes AGAIN

A 35-year-old arts program.

A program that has given countless students an outlet, a new look on life, and, the passion and the drive in the careers that they hold now.

It is a program that was built with love, care, and the type of dedication that people DO NOT HAVE ANYMORE.

And what happens when the Administrative Sharks sink their teeth into the program?

Well, it is very reminiscent of Jaws.

and The Letter of Doom, Gloom, and Utter Insanity…


 ….We’re DOWN, we’re BLEEDING, and you kick us in the GUT…

Not ONLY did they give the community false hope of keeping the program alive WITH THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE POSITION, (in phone conversations, letters, and Board of Education meetings), they also decided to completely bypass the creator of the program, and not involve him the hiring process.  They decided to flex their administrative muscles, and show that, they do not actually have to listen to recommended advice.  Rather than hire the people that would benefit the STUDENTS and THE PROGRAM, they just did whatever made them happy.  Just. For. Shits. AND. GIGGLES.

Can you spell I-D-I-O-T-S? Because dear friends, I don’t believe these sharks can.


Ms. Sub

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