Wednesday, September 15, 2010


How can it possibly be halfway through September?!  The beginning of the school year always passes quickly in our house because we're both trying to organize the new year and get all our classes in order.  This year is particularly hard for both of us because of all the changes in the education field.  I won't bore you with the details, but I will ask you to take the time to thank your teacher-friends for all they give their students above and beyond what they get paid or recognized for doing.  I'm not actually a teacher, but I work with them every day and experience all the stresses they're feeling.  I'm five weeks into the actual school year, and Travis is six weeks in...the honeymoon period for our kids has definitely worn off.  Every year, our kids are so excited to be back in school and they're usually on their best behavior for awhile.  After a couple of weeks we usually see the kids relax and we have to deal with the fall out.  What does that mean?  It means we're tired.  We're exhausted.  And it's only the middle of September.  Let the countdown for the holidays begin.


The Paskins said...

Teachers should be the highest paid professionals IN THE WORLD. Spending all day with our children during their most influential years should not be taken lightly. Why does it seem so obvious to everyone except those making the budgets???

Thank you, to both of you, for educating our next generation!

Hayley said...

I love what Sarah's posted. Could you imagine if we were paid more then sports players? I once heard a proposal for teachers to get paid 1, 2, or 3% of all of their students salaries. Could you imagine? In 10 years that I have been teaching I have had 1500 students. That would be 3% of their life time salaries! You know those former students would not be able to read and sign those contracts with out a teacher.