2016-09-09 / School News

Back to School Special

School Scope
By Norm Scott

I didn’t want to engage in my usual diatribe in a back to school column so I’ll keep this short and as sweet as I can. I hear rumors that summer vacation is over for teachers and kids (boo) and parents (yea).

It’s been 14 years since I had those back to school (BTS) Labor Day butterflies. Actually, since I spent my latter years working for my school district (remember those halcyon pre-Bloomberg days of local school boards? So during those years I didn’t have the usual butterflies which come from having to prep for facing loads of kids eagerly awaiting my pearls of wisdom.

As an elementary teacher – almost 20 years teaching selfcontained grades four to six and another 10 as a computer cluster, setting up the classroom and decorating the room is a primary that takes a long time and requires most elementary school teachers to come in to school days early. Teaching at that level is often a lot more than just teaching. Now, just thinking about those days is making butterflies come back so I will stop now and wish all people going back to school a good school year.

Norm blogs at ednotesonline.org when he doesn’t have butterflies trying to eat his breakfast.

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