Tuesday, June 19, 2012

That time of year.

It seems to be that time again, where we pack up boxes upon boxes of egg cartons, baby food jars, and toilet paper tubes.   (Another sign you know you're an art teacher is when all you're packing up is recyclables)

This year is a little different for me as I do not know if I'm returning to my school again next year.  The budget in my city have left 8 art teachers RIF'D among 150 other teachers.  

So I pack up my room in hopes that I won't have to pack my garage full of school junk.

I gave myself a week to mourn the Pink Slip, and now I feel very somber and am clinging to the fact that I may get my job back.  The last couple of weeks have been very trying as I know I may not be returning, the children have no idea, and I'm still expected to plan and implement creative lessons.

I'm a professional, I'll do what I have to do, but I admit the IPads have been used quite often these past couple of days.

1 comment:

  1. I feel for you, but stay positive! I received a RIF letter last year, but was rehired (thankfully!) It's most definitely a scary time, but use it to reflect on what makes you a great teacher and channel your energy into making next year even better than this one, because there WILL be a next year!!