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sols_blueI’m looking for funny today.

I like writing about funny life happenings.

Today it isn’t funny, it is serious, way too serious for me.

We are walking the picket line for a serious issue,

Smaller numbers than 34 first graders in a class with only one teacher.

That teacher is also paid just a smidgen of what she is worth.

I believe she is worth piles and piles of giant gold coins and more

For what she brings to her classroom every day,

But what does she bring?  

She brings perseverance, hope and a warm and loving heart  

Yes, she is worth her weight in gold for ushering in,

The joy that only reading,

Writing

And thinking,

Can provide a life with,

Why does our community not recognize,

And value, the gifts that she gives daily?

As I picket, I walk shoulder to shoulder with the strong and courageous,

We hear the honks and see thumbs up,

But see also the faces that glance and

Drive on…

I’m looking for funny today,

But it’s not.

PS Our district is a community district, the third largest in our state.  After striking for one day, we have our first contract that includes necessary class size caps.  I marched with new teachers and many that I have known for thirty-five years.  I was proud to be among these dedicated teachers.  But then again, every single day, I am amazed by their commitment to the children and families we serve.  XO Nanc

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About Judson RISE professor

lifelong teacher who is semi-retired (does this sound better?) who loves God, family and laughing... who hates social injustice... who wants to write every day... who needs to exercise every day... who blog hops... who wants to live her everyday life led by her savior, Jesus Christ!

5 responses »

  1. Glad for your district to have made decisions so you can all move forward. Teaching is such a blessing and more work than I think people ever realize until they are the ones doing it. Keep marching on.

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