21 October 2007

Another year older

As I sit here and think about the past year, I wonder just how many lives have I touched or how I lived my life over the past 365 days. I know that being a teacher has its advantages, but I don't know sometimes if I am really reaching anyone. Why you ask? I guess the fulfillment I once felt isn't there anymore. Maybe with my husband gone, and me being the only parent around has something to do with it? Then again, maybe not.

I just wonder, am I being the best I can be, or is there something out there calling me to do bigger and better things. I just don't know.

Lately, I have been second guessing my life's career move. Don't get me wrong, I like what I do and I feel I am good at it, but I don't feel the inspiration as much as I use too. That was until this school year began 2 months ago.

This year, I am in a terrific school, with an awesome administrative team, with great teachers of all types. I feel more at ease then I have in the past year. My school is pretty cool. We have only 4th and 5th grades at our campus. Pre-K -3 are on another campus. What is neat is the principal is over both schools. Pretty neat huh? She is awesome and very supportive. She stands behind her teachers and gives us the best working environment one could ask for. My students are ok. There are some, like with a lot of students these days, that are so lax in their work ethics. They don't care if their homework isn't finished, or if they don't turn something in on time. What the heck ???

Don't they realize that when they get to be my age that there will be deadlines, that meetings need to be attended, that they may have to go out of town on business? If they don't, they can and will lose their well paying jobs. Well, that's if they go to college and spend a couple thousand to go to a good school. I am frustrated with parents who think their "Johnny" can do no wrong. That they are perfect. HA! My mom knew we weren't perfect and that was back in the late 70's and 80's. Just ask her. LOL!

I guess I am trying to say that I wish parents took more interest in their children's lives and made sure they were doing better then they did while they were growing up. I don't want to see our great nation going down the tubes, all b/c parents just don't give a darn anymore.

Anyone agree or disagree? Let me know!

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