"I gave them my speech about how mean I was and how I've taught football players and cowboys and dinosaurs and Martians, so a few fifth graders aren't too challenging, but I need the money, so I'd give it a shot."
- Educating Esme, page 26
Mad love today to all my Chicago Public School friends and everyone who started with the children today! So, how did you introduce yourself when you first met the children whom it was your destiny to teach? How did it go? You can introduce yourself here, too, I'm so excited to meet all my buddies in cyberspace (and don't forget, your comments are entries in the How to Get Your Child To Love Reading giveaway). Did you get your apple yet? If not, please take one from this bushel...you deserve it. And if it all didn't go as perfectly as planned, don't worry, you're not alone. Check out the outstanding post at Yeah, That'll Teach You a Lesson: Ten Rookie Mistakes of a First Year Teacher.