Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Last day of school

So today wraps up the last day of my tenth year of teaching. 

I've come to this conclusion-- I"m going to be a teacher forever. 


In ten years I've seen the 3 major changes in state testing.

In ten years I've moved classroom twice.

In ten years I've taught 1500 students.

In ten years I've cried at least once a year in school.

In ten years I've considered quitting twice.

In ten years my heart breaks every time the students board the bus for the last time.

In ten years I've only taught at one school.

In ten years I've read The Giver 40 times.

In ten years I've read Romeo and Juliet 40 times.

In ten years I've laughed every day.

After ten years I'm happier then I ever thought I'd be.

As much as I love writing, I love teaching.

Do I complain about it? Sure.  Are there things I wish I could change?  Yes.  Could I do anything else with my life?  Probably not. 

I will have the next few weeks off and by the beginning of August, I start to miss my second family.  I start to miss my second home. 

Ten years down, forty more to go.  BRING IT ON.

(Please remember this post come August 30th when I start to complain about my job.)



  1. It's wonderful you enjoy teaching so much. It's admirable. Enjoy your summer.

  2. It's wonderful that you love your job. It's a good thing both for you and your students. Enjoy the break!

  3. It's so important to love what you do. You're very lucky. :) Congrats on 10 years!

  4. Yay for teachers! Thank you for being a source of knowledge and inspiration to all those future adults :)

  5. I'm so going to remind you of this post the next time I hear a grumble out of you.

  6. It makes me happy that teaching makes you happy. We definitely need more teachers like you down in my part of the country.

  7. That's so great that you love teaching. I agree with Abby--we need more teachers like you everywhere!

  8. Congrats on your last day--woo hoo! For me it was Monday. The last day w/ the kids was last Friday (the 17th) and I was...elated. It was my first year at the high school, so maybe that's why I didn't feel emotional, but I was just like please, quick as you can. Anyway, I hope after doing this for 10 years I can come to the realization that you did and feel good about it. So inspiring!

  9. YAY- congratulations on the end of another year. It's inspiring that you love it so much.