The field of education can be a trying one. The news attacks us, the students don’t seem to listen, we don’t get paid enough. yada yada. Not that we’re those people. (Remember that. I’ll come back to it in a minute, so put it in your pocket and save it for later.) Many times “jobs’ can be just that, a job. The daily grind. The do I have to get out of bed in the rain grind. The how come he can’t listen grind. The if only these parents cared grind. Each day there is a version that can be added to that “grind” list.
One of the things I love most about my LL’s is the absolute commitment to our profession that we share. The innovation, the passion, and the energy that permeates these halls, is different than other campuses. (trust me.) The smiles, the late nights, the dancing through hoops to get a test finished is different than other campuses. (trust me.) The I can’t sleep b/c I don’t know what is happening to one of my kiddos is different. It makes me proud to be here. It makes me proud of what I choose to do each day, and allows, for me, to be the reason that I don’t think of this a daily grind, but as what I GET to do. You make my day. See above paragraph where the LL’s aren’t those negative people. Pull it out. Have a treat.
Want an example? I happen to have one. Ms. Griffin was bitten by the grant writing bug. She wrote MULTIPLE donor’s choose grants and went way above and beyond to get them funded. She involved us, her friends, her class’s family, etc. She got them funded, doubling her class library and introducing a tag reader system for her students. Was that enough for her? Nope. Mrs. Ryenolds, another rockstar, got ahold of some Leapfrog program that sent her FREE books, so of course, Samanth needed hers too!
Fabulousness personified. That’s what my LL’s are to me!
Since you’d read this far, you get a treat! A heads up on your teacher appreciation gift for next week. We racked our brains trying to think of something themed, something cutesy, something that wouldn’t elicit eye rolls. For your BIG gift, on next Tuesday or Wednesday, we’re going to have….drum roll please….your car detailed! Washed, vacuumed, sparklefied. Whatcha think about that? 🙂
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