Tenured for an IA in our schools is 4 years and 1 day.
Can you do the math?
Yes, I lacked one day.
So, my situation has forced me (for now) into being a substitute IA. That is what I have occupied myself with since school began in mid August.
A few weeks ago I subbed in a pre-school class. It was my first time in a pre-school class. And my last. Let me just say that I can't handle throw up AND poop in the same day. I am a mom of 6 but I am waaayyy past that.
The other day I subbed at an elementary school where I found it interesting that they seemed to have an abundant amount of children with *very* different and unusual names. Names like Olga, Nazar, Tyrese, Valdon and my personal favorite Vu (pronounced Voo).
I will never forget Vu. He is Vietnamese. And his last name is Do.... yes, as in Vu Do!
I couldn't even make that up!