Here is why it was easy to say goodbye to my old science lab a few days ago. The picture above shows my brand new science lab in a shiny new school.
The new school is beautiful, well thought out, and so desperately overdue for our poor community. The old school was built in the 1930's as a WPA project and perfectly adequate if you didn't mind leaky roofs, mold, tiny rooms, hodgepodge additions, and swarming termites. I remember a consultant from the Florida Department of Education visiting us once and remarking, " I've always sent my old books to Costa Rica and Guatemala to help boost their libraries, but after seeing your school, I think I'll send them here." She wasn't being mean, she was just stating a fact.
So, now I'm moving into my new "box" and looking forward to a new cycle of kids and learning in a brand new location. (Still glad it's summer break...let's not get crazy here)
This morning, I'm off to another day of post schoolyear training, so I don't have time (looks at time, gulps coffee, types faster...) to respond to all the fun and kind comments from yesterday's post til later, but...
- Hal and Wayne are excused from commenting on some future retirement post due to their kind words. I've already scored your essay.
- Zanne and the rest of you detectives who figured on a new school: extra credit points for you.
- Laura gets extra credit for using a favorite Jimmy Buffet song reference.
- Anyone who used the term or concept of " you're too young" gets a free homework pass.
...Gotta go, y'all make me late every morning.