young at art

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shout out to all the teachers.

Since this was my first OFFICIAL day back, I would like to say a big "thank you" to every teacher who has probably experienced the following before they were even required to be back at school. **Many of these are true and real situations. Names have been deleted to protect the innocent/embarrassed.
  • Spending countless hours in an un-air conditioned room putting up cute border/bulletin boards/organizational systems 
  • The laminator eating the poster you just spend 2 hours decorating and gluing tiny die-cuts to
  • Making your umpteenth trip to Wal-Mart/Hobby Lobby/Copelins/The Dollar Tree/Insert Any Other Store here to buy cute border/organizational systems/markers/paper/etc.
  • Leaving your purchases for your room at home which forces you to go get them and waste valuable time
  • Spending little time with friends and loved ones while gearing up
  • Attending workshops/meetings instead of hanging at the mall/lake/pool/insert other relaxing activity here
  • Hauling your kids/spouse to school to help you 
  • Waking up in a cold sweat from a school dream in which your class consists of different versions of the same student (as in Michael Keaton in "Multiplicity"), or your floor is slanty so your desks all slide to one side, or you have to share a room with another teacher and her 25 students as well as yours or....
  • using a heating pad all the time because the stress of it all aggravates your sensitive muscles
  • one word: Tylenol
  • Gluing something to your person and not seeing it until you have returned home from gallivanting around town to above stores
  • your husband thinking that your floor has tiny pieces of glass on it when really it is lamination film scraps
  • bruises on your thighs from pushing desks around your room into thirteen different configurations until every kid is guaranteed the perfect spot
  • updating your curriculum maps while on vacation
  • doing it all and knowing that you would do it again in a heartbeat.
I hope anyone who reads this will thank a teacher for all of the dedication and love they put into all that they do. I don't know a single teacher who doesn't drag themself to school early to ready their room. It doesn't all get done in one work day? Get out of town! I want all of the teachers that I know to know that I NOTICE all that they do. 

I love love love you all.



  1. did you know my 'side job' at school is Friday Laminating Queen? I pride myself on not letting the machine eat too many posters!

  2. Don't forget how fabulous you yourself are!