Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Well, I am home and it's wonderful! I haven't had time to fully comprehend the fact that tomorrow is the beginning of two weeks off but have no fear I will enjoy every second of it. I know this blog is supposed to be about education, but for the next few weeks I might be sharing some wedding information. I am meeting with the wedding planner on Tuesday and will be able to FINALLY know what's going on with my wedding. How do I not know what's going on you might ask, various reasons but the main reason is that I haven't had to and I kind of like it. I am not stressed, because I feel like if I knew what wasn't being done, and what was being done I would be freaking out, so until I start freaking out enjoy the wedding tidbits. I will also be sharing my need for a change in the education system (yes I'll be preaching!) and I think I am actually going to start using my blog for educational matters too. Heavens forbid I actually use my blog for what it's supposed to be used for. :) I still stand by my decision not to have correct grammar, or punctuation because well I teach grammar and I still dislike capitalization along with I would spend too much time worrying about using the correct words, and if this comma fits here, etc. Now that I'm done explaining what's going to happen with the blog, I am also going to share something that is going to freak you out! (not really but let me build up some suspense...) This summer there was a teacher must haves topic that Babbling Abby started and one of mine was coca cola, well I have quit coca cola. I had one tonight at dinner but I am actively trying to stay off of it until the wedding. I usually had one a day, but am trying to drink water more, well drink anything more. I hope everyone has a good monday off (well my teacher friends anyway...)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Do you ever feel like you aren't doing enough at your job? Recently I have felt that way. I feel like I should be doing more for my kids but what is there to do? With that being said it's nine days before winter break, can you say CRAZY? My children were crazy today so let's hope tomorrow brings less craziness? If not I might run away looking like this...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I love my job! I love my students! My students come to school without jackets because they don't have one, and I wish I could buy each and everyone of them a jacket. We also have a Christmas store at school where the kids "buy" presents for their families, last year one of my students told me she couldn't buy me a present but instead wrote me the most beautiful letter promising to graduate from 8th grade and High School. Her family is very involved in gangs, and at the time she was a 7th grader trying to get moved up to 8th grade (which she did!) I haven't seen her since she went to high school but she will always hold a special place in my heart. What is the purpose of this post? I am trying to decide if I can give my students a small present, but what can I do? I need some ideas! I have about 75 students but what does a school teacher do? I can bake for them but I am not exactly the best baker in the world, I will throw them a party but I want to make them feel special. Is this wrong? Is this crossing a line? Am I too involved? Probably but I think that's what makes me a better teacher the fact that I truly care about my students and if they do well in school and in life. That being said I also want to change our school, it's falling apart and they refuse to do anything about it because in a few years (months, weeks, who knows?) it will be remodeled with state money and turned into an elementary school. My school has been around since the 1930's and is so neat. (yes I said neat!) It's also been around the neighborhood for so long that some of my students parents, and grandparents went to the school. They also don't need anymore elementary schools, we need more middle schools but the elementary school is falling down too. This is why I haven't been able to write lately because I've been wanting to save the world and not knowing how upsets me. That being said I hope my Jewish readers are having a very Happy Chanukkah, I know I am...