Monday, March 28, 2016
The Cost of Teahing #SOL16
I forget every year. EVERY YEAR!
Usually, I buy stuff at the beginning of the year to get my room started.
Then, there are the students who don't have school supplies.
Next comes the endless need of paper, pencils, and erasers just to complete our daily work.
I have a printer in my room that isn't supported, so I have to get ink.
I am always wanting to keep up with new information and the latest publications, so books have to be bought.
Now, we enter the testing season...just ran by the local supermarket to pick up pencils, erasers, gum, snacks, etc...
It never seems to end!
However, it isn't the money that makes this career expensive.
It is the amount of time, preparation, worry, and care that goes into every student that has entered my classroom over the last 18 years.
I pray that when they leave me they realize that to me (their 4th grade teacher), they are priceless!