I was wondering if anyone wants to substitute for their first year? I just graduated in June (Bachelor of Arts in Education with majors in early childhood education and elementary education). The only real teaching experience I have is my ece practicum in grade 1 (3 months long, including a lead week) and my student teaching in grade 2. So I feel I lack enough experience to know what grade(s) I am or am not wanting to teach. I love second grade, but for all I know I could be a brilliant 5th grade teacher (or know that I should completely avoid it at all costs!). Also, I feel subbing would give me experience with the different schools in my area. As much as I'm looking forward to having my own classroom, I just don't feel ready for one right away (to be honest, I think I'm scared). I get the feeling from a lot of posters here and from some of my old classmates that subbing is kind of something that people do just because they don't have a "real" job yet (in other words, an unwanted last resort). I feel that a lot of people are going to look at me subbing as something I had to do because I couldn't find a full time position versus making the choice to sub. Honestly, I've only applied to two districts. And really, only for one job I knew I didn't have a shot at (4th grade), the other district is just being in the pool. So I haven't even had an interview yet. (there are several positions available that I'm qualified for around my area, so it isn't like there is nothing available) So I guess to make a long story short, for anyone that recently graduated (or really for anyone), do you want to sub for your first year of teaching?