A new school year has started and I'm an official SUB for both AM and PM Kinders. I LOVE MY JOB and am hopeful of getting hired on finally! With that said, I started the school year in full teacher mode. My kiddos (notice I said my . . . getting a little (a LOT) attached) are great. Their bright smiling faces brighten each day. One kiddo is not so happy. A lot going on at home that gets brought to school in the manner of defiance. This has been my most challenging moment as a teacher. How to handle the defiant child. You say yes . . . she says no. You say blue . . . she says blue is a stupid color. HELP!!! I'm about down to the bottom of my bag of tricks. Still have some major ones to try, but am hopeful that with a LOT of patience, love, and understanding, she will become my best and most wonderful student. Any tricks or tips are GREATLY appreciated as I journey down this road with her in making each day the BEST it can BE!!!!