"Ohh, you're a teacher? Must be nice getting paid to take the summers off!"
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I wouldn't HAVE to be a teacher... so, let me clarify-
We get paid VERY little for the amount of hours we spend working AND if there's a teacher out there that really, truly 'takes the summer off,' I sure wouldn't want them teaching my child.
So, you ask, if the hours are so long and the pay is so little, why I do it?
This is why-
Tomorrow, I say goodbye to one of the best first grade classes the world has ever known. Though I know these kids will never forget me, will set a special place for me at their wedding, name their first born (boy or girl) after me, ... here I am, assuming I made as great an impact on them as they did on me... I will miss them terribly-
every. single. one. of. them.
So kids, you have my email address and you can pretty much track my whereabouts on this blog, so email me, find me, because I am SURE I will need a former first grader hug very soon! I love you all!