I feel fortunate and am grateful.
Towards the end of August I got a call from a principal at an elementary school offering me a replacement contract to cover a Grade 4 class while the permanent teacher recovers from knee replacement surgery. I said “Yes.”
Helping elementary students develop and learn made me happy I changed career gears.
I bring “special guests” to the class to help teach Social Studies, Math, Language Arts. Chief Inspector George, Jacques Noir and a caped superhero, among others have all replaced me to illustrate a concept we are learning.
These characters always bring the students to life and make the learning more fun. The students seem to suspect the guests are me in disguise.