When you are a teacher… and the seasons change- you might just get to watch the sunrise every morning as you drive to work.
When you are a teacher… you may go to school on a Friday looking like this:
And you may leave school looking like this:
It is not easy to turn down a role in a pep rally. I teach at a charter school – and while it is still considered to be a public school – we only receive 75% of the state funding that students at regular public school receives.
It is the responsiblity of the school to somehow make up the difference. This can be done through donations, special events, and more. Earlier in the year, Aaron and Charles Neville did a benefit for our school to raise money. They also came and visited the students. They thought it was pretty cool.
Today, we had a pep rally for our upcoming event – a 2 mile walk/run! I am on the event committee – and our goal is to have all students participate! In order to participate, they must find sponsors and raise a total of $25 each! It was my job today to get the students pumped up and eager to participate! Hence my new costume!
When you are a teacher, your students may call you Bugs Bunny when you eat a bag of carrots like this every day!
When you are a teacher, and your students complete the asburdly large packet of math homework that you sent home over April Vacation (yes I am that cruel teacher that you probably hated in elementary school), you can reward them with this:
And then it won’t seem so bad after all. Didn’t you know that popsicles cure everything when you are in 2nd grade?!
When you are a teacher, and it is Friday – there is no better way to unwind from the week by attending a relaxing yoga class.
When you are a teacher (okay, okay.. when you are a human) and your boyfriend has a much larger appetite, you may have very a different portioned dinner.
Homemade Calzones for Dinner
Note the difference in size.
Fillings for Cait’s Calzone: Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, 2 tbs Ricotta Cheese
Fillings for Justin’s Calzone: Bacon, Ham, An unmeasured quantity of Ricotta Cheese, an unmeasured quantity of mozzarella cheese.
When you are a teacher, you can do nothing but laugh has you watch you boyfriend use about 1 cup of flour to prevent the dough sticking to the roller…turning the crust just about all white.
It is totally the taste that matters, so as a teacher, I am totally content on this Friday night!
Hope you all have an AWESOME weekend! I am getting PUMPED for my race on Sunday. Before Yoga, I ran a mile and had no pain in my achilles (knock on wood). WOOT WOOT! I think I just needed to rest it a little.
Tomorrow, I will be picking up my things for the race – and perhaps exploring a local park, weather permitting.
Any plans for your weekend?