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, June 5, 2009
It is so close that I can taste it. Today was the last day with the kids and it was wonderful. I started to decorate my classroom for next year. It looks so much better and actually feels like a permanent place and not a temporary place. I was much more excited about the decorating than with the class. They finished the year as they began-out of control, argumentative and lazy. It is a joy to be done with the year and to focus on the next one. Did I have tears for my friends as they left? Sure, tears of joy-it's over. Thank Jebus, it is over.
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.