What a great day. I spent some of my budget gathering curriculum materials, I cruised the web looking for book I knew existed, visiting several teacher stores and filling my parents mini-van with supplies. Kinda weird asking your parents for the keys to the van when you are 49 years old! My police check went through. I am legal. I hope to be paid and be able to move in. I have planned out many ideas and beginning strategies. I know that this job will demand all that I can give. These fragile kiddies deserve far more time and energy than I have - I only hope that I can give it amy all. With my mother being so ill from cancer and chemo, it is a blessing to be able to focus on the job and helping my at-risk students. I know I will be able to make a difference. What excitement to begin this new program. WhitePines Program is the name that was given to it. I will ensure that we create this opportunity. I will try to find an artist to create a plaque for the door. That will give honour to the concept. we went to three stores today and spent $700 on posters, resource books and supplies. My dear husband helped me. I want the room to look warm and friendly to invite my at-risk parents into the program.
Welcome! Brought to you from S. E. Ontario, Canada!
Happy to have been a teacher.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. -Lee Iacocca, automobile executive (b. 1924)
"Ignorance is not knowing. Stupidity is the active pursuit of ignorance"
This blog is based on my 25 years as a teacher in Ottawa, and a couple of years with NNDSB. I have time to reflect and put my experiences and opinions out there for others. Teaching is a collective experience, best shared. Visit my resume for more about my teaching background and credentials.