I subbed today for a high school history/economics teacher, the same one I subbed for on Monday.
Actually, I have subbed for her many, many times, including a five week long-term job last year. I enjoy subbing in her room. I know a lot of the kids by name at this point, plus she often leaves me with "real" lesson plans. This is both good and bad. The good side is that I get to actually use my degree, instead of just babysit. The bad side is that I get much less reading done.
Today I got to teach an introduction to World War I, mostly involving an explanation of the network of alliances that lead to the war. I also got to tell part of the story of the Vietnam War, then show the first twenty minutes of Dear America. If you haven't seen that film, I really suggest it.
A student wrote on the board today, "Mr C. Rules." Usually I ask kids not to write random stuff on the whiteboards, or at least erase whatever they sneak on there, but I had to agree with him and leave it up there. I am pretty awesome.