Today I confirmed a thought I’ve been having for awhile – I am much harsher to period 1 classes. Don’t know what it is – possibly something to do with still being half asleep and angry for being woken up – but I am always much more easily frustrated during first period. I’m sharper and I have zero patience for the little brats when they decide to be mouthy. By second period I’ve mellowed considerably.
Perhaps first period prep is the way to go for me in my future career to avoid me giving my students the impression I’m angry at the world.
Additionally – if you’re going to sneak away from your supply teacher during the walk from the library back to class – don’t get caught by the administrators. You’ll just end up being escorted back to my classroom where I’ve already written down your names for your regular classroom teacher.