Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [12 Sep] #SundayPost: September 12th
- [16 Sep] Throwback Thursday: Books I still recall fondly!
- [17 Sep] #FreebieFriday: September 17th
- [18 Sep] Comfortable Reading Supports!
- Inmate of the Month by Lani Lynn Vale
- Code Name: Aries by Janie Crouch
- When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Whew what a week! On Monday, the elementary school in my district had a LITERAL shitshow. Sewage was coming out of toilets, sinks, and flowing freely down hallways and out doors. They had to evacuate the building. It was close to the end of the day, so they didn’t try to get busses there earlier. It doesn’t happen often that we get to use the term shit show literally, so there was that at least. Then we got a surprise day off on Tuesday because they had to shut the water off for both the elementary and the middle/high school.
My university classes start back this week. I’m nervous because I am already a bit overwhelmed with everything on my plate. But, I have to keep the end in mind and remember that this, too, shall pass.
I was able to enjoy the pool a few days this week because it was back in the upper 80’s here. I looks like tomorrow will be the last 80+ degree day, so I will probably close the pool up next week.
The stupid TikTok trend of stealing or vandalizing schools is really making life difficult. As if teaching isn’t hard enough, now my kids are breaking soap dispensers in the bathroom during a pandemic. I read an article titled “Are we expecting too much of schools” and I would like to shout ‘YES’ because seriously. We have no money, have to provide food, medical care, mobile dentists and optometrists, mental health services, and then do it during a pandemic, with unfunded mandates, and kids actively working against EVERYTHING we do. Oh, and educate them. There will be a crisis in schools soon because they have no teachers. It is coming as quickly as the bus driver shortage happens. Why would ANYONE stay in teaching? The parents accuse us of indoctrinating children, treat us like dirt, the kids actively make things miserable, and the administration keeps adding to our plates and expecting us to do it all flawlessly. Trust me, no one is going to stay in teaching. We have degrees and can do other things. Why would people willingly want to work in schools any longer?
Ok, well that was my soapbox for the day!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!