Thursday, February 19, 2009

Haiku I hate the governor of Oregon Friday

Dumb Kulongoski
whatever are you thinking?!
teachers work for free?

what is he thinking?!
i already work for free....
paid for 8 hours

work for 10 or more i take some home
work on weekend too.

serious face slap
no one works for free....except....

Ok people. I am seriously upset by this. Then to read some of the ignorant comments that were made. Comments like, "yeah...teachers SHOULD work for free. they get paid for a year but only work part of it."

Let me tell you people. I WORK HARD. VERY VERY HARD. I'm exhausted when I finally get to go home. I am offended that people are still touting that "teaching is easy". I'm under constant scrutiny as well. All I do is open to the public's opinion. I fight daily for what is best for kids and work my tail off.

In what other profession do people spend money out of their own pockets? I seriously have thousands of dollars invested in my library. A library that students use daily. I buy school supplies so students that don't have them can have what the others have. I spend my summer break scouting super school supply sales. I spend my gas to get to them. And my time.

I'm mad and want to say more, but I need to go do some planning for tomorrow. I want my students to fully enjoy the 100th Day of School. Oh I'm just so annoyed right now. I love my job and just get sick of defending the fact that I have a right to get paid and not feel guilty about the vacation time I have.

p.s. go hug a teacher today or send a gift. NOT A MUG! hint: teachers LOVE gift cards and this teacher LOVES COFFEE!

p.p.s. for more haiku friday click here


Kulongoski to teachers:work for free to keep schools open

Are you serious Governor?! I'm so mad I can't even form another sentence.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Share the Love/Pay it Forward

Ok, so I am getting bloggy love from both Lea and Jen. They say I need to pay the love forward. you go....first SIX comments get something from me (at some point in the next few weeks)....probably something not very big. So, comment away and make sure your e-mail is included!!!

Oh and Happy Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oh what a cutie!!!

Ok, this video totally cracked me up!!!!!! You need to watch this. What an imagination this kiddo has...reminds me of a couple of my first graders!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm Alive

Sorry I've been gone for so has been busy. Challenging. I can't make any promises that you'll see me around very often, but know that I'm ok and am currently enjoying a delicious blood orange martini and getting ready to enjoy pork chops with mushroom sauce and green beans. Shorty is with Grammy, Tall Man is still at work and I'm enjoying solitude. If only I had a big soaking tub. I'd so be there!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weekly Winners/Project 365 Update

Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 2009

I missed last week....oops! So here is last week's project 365 and half of this weeks....I guess i forgot to take a pic of the second page....duh....

Jan. 25-31, 2009
left side of layout

Jan. 25-31, 2009
right side of layout

Feb 1-7, 2009
left side of layout

Shorty McShort after a long day at OMSI

Girls' Night

For more winners click here.