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I asked for support from my friends and colleagues - and perhaps that is
what hurt the most - I have a math background, and I am interested in
science, and I've taught Literature - so I think of myself as an asset
(inflated ego) - and there wasn't one person on 'the team' that hasn't
worked with me using art in their classrooms- so I felt that I had 'proven'
myself - but nothing...
So needless to say - I don't want to be here - Really didn't want to come on
Friday - cried and my husband made me go (something about 3 boys in
parochial school - two cars over 100,000 miles and " he had to go so did I")
had a lousy day and it ended when the air conditioner mounted on the ceiling
in my storage room leaked - all over my paper and various collections of
found objects - gee was I a mess.
So I read the quote that Linda Kelty sent:
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person
lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.
--Ken Keyes, Jr.
...and being the cynical person I am, just couldn't buy it...
...but my last period class - 6th grade - helped me clean up the mess, my
family was especially nice to me, I blew school off all weekend, helped
someone else with a problem and made it here Monday...
still don't want anything to do with the chosen few...
...and yesterday my 6th grade class gave me some cards, and had taken up a
collection in case there was something ruined that I really wanted to
and Claire's card said:
"Hope your artistic days are not remembered by the day you lost some things
that cannot be replaced easily"...
so I need to remember that I am here for the kids, and there are teachers
that do appreciate the arts and what goes on...
Have a good year -