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.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!
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.)