Monday, August 4, 2008

Walking in Love

I strolled into my school today, thinking I'd set up a few things in my classroom

My principal, who is not known for her tact, said,
" where have you been?"
I was taken aback
 "It was summer, wasn't it?"
She said "we've been trying to call you for 2  weeks.
I decided to move you to a new grade level and a new room.
The teacher who is going into your room wanted to set up , so we moved your stuff."
I said, "I changed my phone number"
,thinking to  myself,
 "I'm gonna do this every year, or else give them a fake one."
 Well all my stuff had been moved by the other teachers and THROWN in a pile on the floor.
I was not upset at all, while they were doing this , I was lounging at the beach.
 The teacher who had been in this room before never threw anything away.
There were still record albums in there!
And does anybody remember those purple ditto sheets?
 I worked all morning till my back hurt, then asked the principal for a key
 She said "you're not supposed to be in the office"
I had my IPOD on and Bob Marley was singing
"Dont' worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be all right"

So I just smiled and gave her one of my earphones
 then she laughed and asked me what I wanted
so old Bob works his magic from beyond the grave!
I'm gonna have an awesome year!
If people throw hate at me, I'm gonna throw love back!

I will love my new assignment, teaching intervention to K, 1st and 2nd grades plus I will have 3 multi disabled children who are wheelchair dependent, non verbal and must be fed and changed.
It's a real spiritual sort  of feeling , working with people in that elemental level
I'm going to have a good year
I decided already


deshelestraci said...

Oh my stars.  I'd need some of what Marley liked to smoke to get through that!  LOL

bhbner2him said...

God be with you as you go!  =  Barbara

plieck30 said...

Wow what a gal you are! Yep it was summer and I'm glad you were at the beach. Paula

lsfp1960 said...

Wow, what a rude principal !  Sounds sort of like my former supervisor.  I guess there are all types in every work place. How nice to have a good attitude no matter what life throws at you. Linda in Washington state

lifes2odd said...

I must say, they gave the job to the right person. After working in schools for years and with all levels of ESE students (and teachers), I'm giving you a huge compliment. Martha :-)

karebear4x4 said...

Way 2 go Marti!   good thoughts do change the day   sounds like a great adventure ahead of you   BIG HUG~kbear

jmorancoyle said...

    You've developed the best attitude for this. Still, I say special ed teachers are angels in disguise. I do not have the patience. I also would have been pissed about finding my crap in a pile.

shrbrisc said...

I wish I had your attitude I would of probably blowed my stack you are a great inspiration..

princesssaurora said...

And, amen for those kids are blessed to have you for their teacher!!!!!

be well,

toonguykc said...

I wish I was better about throwing love...I'm just not.  :(  
When confronted with hate I hate back harder.


kamdghwmw said...

I am so sorry that your stuff was just thrown everywhere! I hate it when people go through my stuff. I am glad that you will like your new job. I never knew that you were a special ed teacher.


gazker said...

Sigh........ How I wish I did a job that gave something back instead of making people spend their hard earned cash. I was the first person in my family not to go into some sort of work that worked in the community.
You keep giving that love back.
Gaz xxxxx

jeanno43 said...

Congratulations on being an Editor's Pick.  I am new to your journal and found you because of this.  Well done.

rjsisti said...

Came by way of Editor's Pick.  Congrats!

Hugs, Rose

lurkynat said...

dear MArti
you've hit upon something that really matters to me and bugs me..I can she do those things? aren't there any regulations on that?
I want you so bad to have a great year Marti! great entry!
please tell me how you do this!

lv2trnscrb said...

just popped over to say congrats on being a guest editor's pick this week!! wishing you a successful school years; others would have been upset walking back into what you walked into without warnings and with not kindness for them to just throw your things haphazardy, but I admire your attitude for taking it all in stride