Funny to me. I am a teacher but I teach upper level music. Which really means that yes, I could have my summers off but I don’t really. If you want to have a good program at the secondary level, you invest your summer time. So I’ve been up at school a lot, same as most summers. I have had some time off here and there of course. But it’s not this huge time off and then bam “back to school.” In fact, just got out of a meeting last night.
It’s all good- not complaining. That argument always bothers me. When people compare teachers to the private or business sectors. Everyone has a choice. Every career comes with perks and disadvantages. Teachers work hard. So do corporate businesses. So do small businesses. So I work hard. I bet you do too. End of discussion.
Anyway. I got a lot of work done in the classroom yesterday (in one of my classrooms. I have two of them!) I’m so excited about the new whiteboard (previously it had dated chalk and green bulletin boards. So this is nice and fresh! Got my desk and everything all set up. So nice.
Lots more to do. I need to work on curriculum writing today and other clerical things. Can’t set up the high school band room again yet as they are cleaning. They always save that for last because we teach summer school in there. So that should be done by the end of the week. Then my students and I will be back next week 2 weeks before everyone else to get music ready because we have 2 football games before the start of the year.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney