I know personally that when someone asks me what I do for a living, I am busting at the seams proud to tell them I am a teacher. I think all careers are respectable and I commend everyone for doing a job you love or simply doing a job to provide for the needs of yourself or your family. I am fortunate to have a job I believe I was made to do.
So...when you find yourself a little bitter (ahem) about teachers having the summer off, keep in mind all the work that goes on the other 10 months (yes...summer is now down to 2 months) of the year. I am in no way patting solely myself on the back. Teaching is a team effort between tons of different players. However, these pictures sum up why I do what I do. Why I dream of classroom organization at night, why I get excited about Dr. Seuss Day and why I am already excited to meet my new kiddos. If it's a disease...I hope I never find the cure.
This first picture is from the first day of school...it is his version of writing a "story".