The title of this post was my FB post for yesterday. It was back to work for me, and it felt like I had just been gone for a long weekend.
On the way to school, I passed the SRO (School Resource Officer) who had a truck pulled over. After I got to school and saw him, I asked him if he pulled the guy over for speeding, 'cause if he had, I was going to slow down on that road from now on. I tend to go a little too fast on that road; it's hard to go the speed limit!
I'm determined to have a good attitude this year. Last year was rough for me in that department for some reason. I told a couple of the teachers that I will have a good attitude this year; they were surprised when I told them I didn't have a good one last year. I'm glad it didn't show!
Honestly, I really like my job. I can't imagine doing anything else. Even with the paperwork, which seems to get worse every year. Even without the appreciation after bending over backwards to make sure a child gets the help he should get.
I saw one of my students this morning who is ready to be dismissed. That's what makes it worth it. Well, that and the smiles that I get most days from most of my students. And the hugs! There's nothing like a child coming up to you, just needing a hug.
The worst part of the day was: no internet. I managed to get my room back in order and print out a couple of forms that didn't require the internet. You don't realize how much you depend on the internet until it's not available.
The best part of the day: seeing my co-workers at one of my schools. There have been some changes: 1 teacher transferred, 1 retired, and 1 moved out of state. For those vacancies, 2 of last year's assistants filled them, and a new teacher filled the other one. The counselor retired at the end of last year but she walked in the door this morning. I asked her if she forgot she retired, and she said she's coming back as an assistant! At the end of last year, the staff took up money to present her with as a gift. Yesterday during our meeting, she made it clear that she was not returning the money!
This school is very fortunate that most of our assistants are retired teachers; it makes for a very strong staff.
Today is another day of meetings, but at my other school. Can't wait to see what changes have been made there!