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The adventures of a quilter, who is also a high school teacher.

Ending of the School Year

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching the pace is ever so accelerated.  The seniors test and leave this week and are "freaking out" because of all the work there is to do.  Amazing!  If they had done it when it was given it would be so stressful.   Freshman can't believe we are still working, they have finished state testing and are confused since semester and final exams seem to be Greek words to them. 

Although the year is rapidly ending the new year is beginning with planning already way into full steam for the upcoming year.  I look at all of this activity and wonder what the teacher of the one room school house would think.

I'm currently reading a book titled "A Thread that Runs So True".  It is the story of Jesse Stuart's life as a teacher.   I am amazing at how the writing of his life dating back to the early 30's sounds and awful lot like mine.  There's budget cuts, teachers being paid low wages compare to the challenge their asked to take.  and school district with personal issues weighing the decisions instead of the best interest of the children.

So what does this have to do with quilting.  Not much except that because of the time I spend listening to the hum of my machine, rubbing fabric between my fingers and learning to balance time between two passions I find a quite sort of peace that is a rare commodity in these times. 

So let me go organize assignments and finals, so I can quilt a block or two.

 

 

Published Sun, May 22 2011 12:44 PM by Robin
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Comments

# re: Ending of the School Year@ Monday, May 23, 2011 7:44 PM

I'm in the same position, but we have ended early since there is the threat of flooding.

I had forgotten about Jesse Stuart's book.  I read it a very long time ago, and now, need to find it again.  Thanks for reminding me of it.

# re: Ending of the School Year@ Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:31 PM

Annmarie,

I hope that you are safe and out of harms way.

Robin

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