Friday, March 21, 2014
Celebrating the arrival of the Spring Full Moon!
1. The Full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
2. I find myself in a place of discouragement this week. A student threatened me after she got suspended for repeated cell phone violations and I learned a formed student was gunned down and killed Truthfully, I foresaw this in his future, this or prison, because he simply refused to listen or change. His education on the streets each night far outweighed anything I could ever teach him. Still, while battling every day to get my students to learn, I can’t help but think, why bother? I’m working harder to get them an education than they are. Disheartening…
3. While the evenings are lighter, starting my day in the dark and not being able to see daylight until 3:00 (when the school day ends) is draining. 14 days until spring break!
5. How is it that felines always seem to know when photos are being taken? Lately, it seems I have more shots of them photobombing than good shots!
I apologize for my lack of optimism in this week’s post. It has been a difficult week. Hard as try, my day as a teacher seeps into every fiber of my being. This is the price for working in an inner city school. Any encouraging quote, poem, or story that you can share would be appreciated.
Joining the celebration of our week at Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds and Nancy’s Random 5 Friday. Stop by and be inspired.