ABC COUNTDOWN: A TRIBUTE TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION

As of tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, 2015, there will be 26 days left of school. The last day is June 12. This is particularly significant because as of June 12, 2015, I will be retiring! Since at school we do an ABC countdown with the kids every year, I’ve decided to create my own countdown, with an entry for each school day from tomorrow until June 12, starting with the letter A. I’m doing this as a challenge to myself but also as a tribute to the teaching profession and what I’ve experienced in my short education career. I am looking forward to retirement, yet I know I will miss being “at school.” During the summer it will feel like any other summer vacation, but come the third week of August, I won’t be gearing up to go back to school, and that will be strange.
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So I resist saying that I am leaving the teaching profession for good, because I may decide to substitute teach a couple of times a week or volunteer in classrooms. Or I may teach English to adults. These are options, but I will not commit myself to any of them because I don’t know how I’ll feel next fall. For now, I’m just sliding toward home and look forward to enjoying myself but taking life day by day!

Halloween 2010 - I was dressed as "E".
Halloween 2010 – I was dressed as “E”.
Eco Club 2012 - This is heavy and some paper is escaping over the side!!
Eco Club 2012 – This is heavy and some paper is escaping over the side!!

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