Sometimes being a substitute teacher can be a hard slog.
It can be hard to get a room full of unruly children to respect you, when they don't know you from a bar of soap.
A recent photo submitted to Reddit gives a beautiful snapshot of a substitute teacher's day. The teacher was obviously asked to submit a report on how things went throughout the day, and the resulting tale involves spilt milk, fake farts, many bouts of hysterical laughter and wild dancing.
These kids should have their own reality show.
Here's the note, with a transcript below:
8:30am: Jackson won't stop yelling "peanuts," Janelle has spilt her milk and fruity pebbles everywhere, everyone won't stop laughing, I can see her about to explode. I fear for the safety of these children.
9:15am: Dylan has started a dance party in the corner, at first it was just the boys, after Geneva joined, it's taken over half the class.
10:00am: The fart noises haven't stopped for 30 minutes. It started with a real fart. I suspect Hugo. Now they're arguing which one of their fake farts would smell worse. It's almost time for specials. I'm scared that once I drop them off I won't find the will to pick them up.
1:00pm: The decibel level in this room has reached an unhealthy level. I've fashioned ear plugs out of broken crayons. Please let me survive this.
2:00pm: The end is in sight. I said the words "free time" and it was as if this room was hit by a bomb.
3:00pm: They're gone, finally. I spent the second half of my day drafting my letter of resignation. The name Jasmin appears no less than eight times.