A blog from a thirty-something year old broke teacher trying to figure out why her fridge doesn't have food in it and why her life isn't fabulous like the Kardashian girls.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The Valentine's gifts I received from my class last week were very unimpressive-stuff from Dollar General and The Dollar Store. I kept two gifts-one a teddy bear and the other a gigantic Hershey Kiss. Have you ever seen one of these? They are the size of a hand and impossible to eat. I have gnawed on the bottom like a mouse. If I can get it small enough I can take a knife to it. That is way too much work for a piece of candy.
This is a place where I can rant about my life as a third grade teacher who continues to try to get her act together years after graduating college.
It is hard to find teaching blogs where the writer is not all rainbows and unicorns. Teaching is hard work and at times the kids are not fun and you don't feel like anything inspiring is happening in the classroom. It isn't that I don't love teaching, I can't imagine not doing it but I can't handle blogs where the writer never writes about the frustrations of teaching...or of the small paychecks that one receives on a monthly basis.