Friends, a major event of my teaching career occurred this week.
I discovered a chalk board eraser.
To you, this may seem small. But since a child stole mine in February of last year, I have used a combination of old raggedy towels and wet wipes to clean my chalkboard on a daily basis. When I happened upon one in a computer lab this week, I didn’t stop, I didn’t think, I just purloined.
Laws of the jungle, my friends.
This was an exceptionally joyous happenstance, because it came the week before a moment I have been anticipating for what seems like eons, namely, the erasing of the word, “October,” from my chalkboard.
TGIAN (Thank God It’s Almost November).
Last year at this time, I had a naive notion that magical influences from Not-October-Land would pervade my classroom and solve my problems (http://katb.teachforus.org/2011/11/01/in-which-there-is-november/). This year, I am far too jaded and cynical for that.
I am NOT, however, too jaded and cynical to rejoice in the fact that I will spend only 14 more days with children before I board a plane and fly home to New Jersey, my Motherland/Fatherland/BigBrotherland.
Don’t get me wrong. Ms. B loves her little angels. She’s also ready to be 7 states away from them for a few days.
Let’s just hope the East Coast isn’t all washed away by Frankenstorm by then.