Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back to School

Okay, I know the big complaint from people is that teachers have a lot of time off. REALLY!!! Let's look at my "vacation." I spent Thursday with a student because mother had purchased me to watch her for a day in the school auction. I worked everyday with students on school skills. They were not even my students but cool kids all the same. Tuesday I went to my college school for class because teachers need to continue going to school to keep their certificate. Trained for one of my spring/summer jobs because most teachers need to work during the summer. Now I am not stupid I realize that there are teachers who go on vacation and loaf around during the summer and on all these breaks but a majority of us are working all the time! We do have these breaks because most of the school would be absent visiting family. Some of the days that we held school close to a holiday more than 50% of the school was absent. Just like snow days we have complainers if hold school and complainers if we don't. There are real reasons for days off. Just please keep that in mind instead of complaining to somebody who is up most nights checking papers and making lessons plans. We do care!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter greetings

It is the Friday before Easter, Good Friday. I am looking outside at a sudden winter wonderland! I do happen to be one of those people that loves snow. Everything is quiet and clean. Frankly I think it may make it easier to look for the colorful eggs outside. Of course it could be tricky when they sink.
I grew up in a large family. I can not recall us each getting a basket for Easter. The family was lucky to share a large popcorn bowl filled with Easter grass and sugary treats. But there were specific items that we received like bubbles, jump ropes, chalk and coloring books. I was wondering what others received from the Easter bunny?