Friday, March 13, 2009
Yep, I wore my pink shirt today to show support for the teachers who are being pink-slipped. (Okay, not the one in the above picture! The only pink shirt I had was my Charger's t-shirt, with LaDanian's #21 on the front of it.) It's a frustrating process to go through. And while I know that not all of the teachers who got a pink slip this week will ultimately lose their jobs, there will be a lot more teachers unemployed next year . . . the economy in California is just too bad for things to stay the way they are. (Luckily, I've been teaching long enough---thirteen "contracted" year now---that I won't personally be affected.) But we are going to lose some great teachers, and class sizes will probably increase by 50% in the grades I teach (currently, a 2nd and 3rd grade Multiage class). Teaching is a really hard job --- and I can compare it to all the jobs I had in the business world before I became a teacher --- and when you're dealing with kids, there is no one way to do things. So, show your support for a teacher. . .write a note to your child's teacher thanking them for their hard work! A nice note goes a long way!!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Hi all, it's been awhile since I've blogged--- AGAIN! And tonight, I'm too tired (I've been working on report cards) to think of anything coherent to write, so I'm going to direct you to another blog to read her post entitled, Living Without Regret. It's a good one.....check it out: http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/