Sunday, September 2, 2012
What Does Back to School Mean to You?
"Back to School" what does it mean to you? My guess is that it depends upon if your a parent, teacher, or student. As parents I am sure a lot of your thoughts revolve around routines, consistency, and all of the cash that you have had to spend to get your children ready. As a student, I would guess you have mixed emotions. "Back to School" brings the end to carefree days of summer and having limited expectations placed upon you. No matter what your age that is hard to give up. On the other hand it also means the excitement of new clothes, school supplies and seeing your friends again. As an educator it is a time for "new beginnings". Every student and teacher gets the opportunity to adjust what didn't go quite right the previous year and take their students to great places. This can generate so much excitement that it is impossible to not love being an educator.
I am looking forward to Tuesday morning when the students walk through the door for the 2012-2013 school year. They bring the building to life, keep me young and are the reason I go to work every day. School is just a big empty quiet building without them.
Every school year takes on it's own unique personality and no two are exactly the same. One thing remains constant across every year;educators are there for the kids! We love what we do and thankful for the trust placed in us to educate your most precious possession.
Take a few minutes out of your busy schedules to volunteer at your local school this year. It will be appreciated and you just might catch a little of the excitement that fills our schools each and every day.
Posted by Jean Hendrickson at 2:32 PM