Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy.http://stacysrandomthoughts.com/ I missed last week!  Having the summer off has affected my knowing what day it is.  Oh, well.

So... I was taking a nap the other day, and I was lying on my stomach with my arms and legs a certain way, and I realized... I look just like the outline at a murder scene!  See for yourself!
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I can't seem to get my sleep pattern right since I don't have to work right now.  By the way, teachers don't get paid for the summer.  I get paid a daily rate for 187 school days, and my district allows me to spread it out over 24 checks, but I don't get paid for the days I don't work.

I've been spending some time thinking about what I want to do differently in my classroom this year, and stocking up on the few things I can't afford.  Someone on Facebook the other day told everyone that teachers get a $150 budget every year to buy things.  I was thinking, "In what universe?"  I can request basic supplies, but the decorations, the activities, the daily supplies... that isn't provided by the district.

However, I will not stoop to what the teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma did to get donations!  She actually stood on the corner with a sign as you can see here.  I don't think she was there for more than about ten minutes, but she said she got positive responses.  I think it was kind of a joke between her and her husband, but you can read the article.
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I wish I had big plans for a vacation this summer, but sadly, with a few college-aged kids in the family, there is no extra money for that.  My time will come, though.  My daughter studied abroad in Europe for a whole semester, and now my son is in Australia for a summer class.  My husband said to ask him if he'd seen a kangaroo yet, and he said, "No, but I've seen it on the menu in restaurants."  Hmmmm.  I don't think I could eat that.
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All I can think of is the 2003 movie Kangaroo Jack!
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Have a great week!

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1 comment:

messymimi said...

Being a teacher is not easy, i have always had the greatest respect for our teachers. It's wrong to make them pay for their own school supplies. (My youngest is 19 now, and i have 4 children, they were home educated some, sent to a small private school some, and went to public schools some, so i've run the gamut there.)

Teachers here are paid once a month. They have the option of getting it spread out over the whole year or only paid during the months that school is in session. Many look for extra work in the summer, but the summer break is now so short they have a hard time finding anything.

The teacher who "panhandled" for school supplies is at least bringing the problem of schools not supplying much to people's attention.

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