Tuesday, August 26, 2008

School Begins

School started last Thursday. It’s sad to see another summer come and go so quickly. Especially when it was spent being sick as we prepare for parenthood. By the way—morning sickness in not officially over after the first trimester! I was very disappointed to find out that sad reality. Now at 12 weeks, 6 days, there are still no signs of improvement.

This year I have 17 perfect students. In fact, most days are spent mastering trig and calculus since long division was mastered in first grade. Once we finish that, we have a field trips planned for Fiji and then on to Europe to challenge my students with a broader curriculum. We’ll finish by building churches in Mexico and Chad.

The parents are amazing as well. When they call me at home, it’s only to tell me what a great job I’m doing and ask if I’d rather have white or dark chocolate chips in the cookies they’re baking me.

My school voted to give the teachers a raise—double our original salary and then reassess at Christmas in order to determine if more can be given. When I told them I was pregnant, they begged me to stay next year and offered to pay back all Kai’s dental school loans if I continued to stay and teach for them. Of course, they would give me a full time assistant to help. I was a little hesitant, so they threw in an on site, one on one babysitter and a brand new Lexus to sweeten the deal, so I agreed.

Of course none of this is real, but all in all the school year is off to a great start. I do have great students and parents, but all the rest is just fluff—it’s fun to dream though!

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