Summer’s Winding Down And Then . . . You-Know-What Comes!
Everyone’s trying to squeeze in beach time before you-kn0w-what comes!
While some lie in blissful ignorance of summer’s end, I think of all the obligations before you-know-what has its flying start.
While our governor thinks that teachers are feeding off the fat of the land, he doesn’t realize that we are working all summer creating novel units, tweaking the curriculum, looking for new resources, making slide presentations, spending $$$$.$$ on supplies, placing Wanted Ads for musical instruments, buying clothes for the less-than-fortunate children . . .
So while my friends and I are always thinking about It, we also take the time to think about naught except the beautiful blue sky and the comfort of comradeship.
But when It begins, we know that we’re needed on stage for nine months of all-consuming work. Teachers are earnest about their jobs. What do you think?
©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.
(All photos taken with trusty Canon SD880IS–never take your good camera to the beach unless you keep it in hand at all times!)
Quote of the Day for YOU: We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. ~John Sculley