I’m up! I’m up and functional at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning. Not a regular work day but kind of.
After working basketball concession and the tortilla toss event all evening on a Friday night, getting home around 9:30, not winding down until about 11:30 and falling into some kind of slumber after that, I’m back up with my ready writers at a UIL event. Yes, I’m up!
There are so many teachers that do this kind of thing all the time. We get up early and stay at work late. We support our students at athletic events, band concerts, agricultural shows, scholastic competitions and much more. Sometimes we are there coaching, sometimes we are there just because. We want our students to know they are cared for and supported. We want them to succeed in whatever they are involved in.
Some people say teachers have it so easy. We have a Monday through Friday job. (HA!) We have all the holidays off. (that IS nice, but not always true) We get the entire summer off. (Do you KNOW a teacher that truly does this???)
The summer months are nice because we do have more freedoms, but that’s after 36 weeks of an intense daily routine bombarded with other peoples’ children who come to us with all kinds of attitudes, moods, abilities and smells. I’m not griping about that, just stating it. The smells are sometimes objectionable, but for the most part, everything is all good. Seriously, I love teaching.
What is the point of this blog?
Here ya go…
I want to remind everyone that there are teachers who really do go above and beyond their set job duties. They help,encourage and support their students. They teach not just reading,writing and arithmetic. They teach commitment, leadership, humbleness, putting others first and so much more!
So, I’m up!!! And I love what I do and love being around teachers who feel the same way about their job as I do.