1. Can you hear their classroom from any other room on the floor?

Yes?

They have a substitute teacher today.

2. Are any of them ready to participate in English class when you arrive?

No? They’re scattered around the classroom in various states of dress instead?

They have a substitute teacher today.

3. Do the kids appear in areas of the school they’re not allowed to be in? At weird times in the day?

Yes? (“Miss Eliza, look: I’m in the office!”)

They have a substitute teacher today.

4. Are the children’s bodies more colorful than usual? Stamps? Stickers? Ink? Paint?

Most definitely?

Substitute.

It’s good fun.

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