i have been subbing since January and it has been very hard to be motivated to sub at this time of year when behavior is much harder to manage. I had a job in a 6th grade classroom that did not go well today. I have a two day job scheduled for the same teacher in about 2 weeks. The classes weren't terrible but there were several issues. 1. During advisory, students were throwing balls, holding chairs over their heads, being silly and arguing instead of playing the game they were supposed to. We had to stop and silently read because they were behaving so badly. I'm relieved the kids listened to me when I said we had to silently read with no issues. 2. Two classes were good (meaning kids were mostly working but needed a few redirections) but two classes were really bad. Kids were very loud, distracted and needed to be redirected many many times. It was a really tough day. I'm also quiet so when kids get loud it is hard for me to redirect them with only my voice. In my own class, I think I will have some sort of attention signal that all students need to learn. One class had an aide who was helpful but the kids didn't really listen to her much either. (She is a long term sub) She would quiet them down and they would get loud again. But in all of the classes, there were a few behavior problems and it was just a really tough day. My question is, would it look bad to call the school secretary and cancel the 2 day job? I don't have a good reason to since I want to accept other jobs for these days but I really dread going back to this class!