Schools Out for the Summer!

Friday May 24 2019 7:49 pm | Comments (0)

I am not an Alice Cooper fan but the lyrics from his song ring true for me today. I ended my first full year as an English teacher today. It has been a great year where I saw God open doors and show me the way to a new adventure.

God opened the door for me to finish my Master’s degree by doing my student teaching half time and working half time at the same school. I taught English 12, Yearbook, Write the Novel, Reader’s Choice, Street Law, Economics and Personal Finance. Whew. What a learning experience!

Last night’s graduation was such an incredible blessing as the students who were in my classes hugged all of the teachers as they walked down the line shortly after getting their diploma. I’m so proud of each one because they worked hard to finish strong. Some of them

Even amongst the struggles of our community this year, these amazing young people put one foot in front of the other and kept moving. I know they will be world changers and it is such a blessing for me to have had them in my life.

I look forward to the next group of students who will cross my path. I will work with the 9th graders next year and I’m excited about these young minds coming to learn English from this “old” lady. I’ll also teach a goal setting class so I’ll have all grades in that class. It is an incredible pleasure to take my years of experience in business and life and share it with these moldable young people. It isn’t easy. But I think it is so worth it.

This is the first summer I’m not doing my Master’s program and I’m excited to have some soul searching time in my garden. I hope you are looking forward to some time with God and family this summer.

I’m glad to finally have more time to write here on my blog and in my journal. I look forward to a summer of writing. Let’s keep in touch!

Lyrics for Schools Out for the Summer!

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin’ all that noise
‘Cause they found new toys

Well we can’t salute ya can’t find a flag
If that don’t suit ya that’s a drag
School’s out for summer
School’s out forever
School’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks yeah
Well we got no class
And we got no principals
And we got no innocence
We can’t even think of a word that rhymes

School’s out for summer
School’s out forever
My school’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks
Out for summer
Out till fall

We might not come back at all
School’s out forever
School’s out for summer
School’s out with fever
School’s out completely

Songwriters: ALICE COOPER / MICHAEL BRUCE / Dennis Dunaway / Glen Buxton / Neil SmithSchool’s Out (1986/Live In Detroit) lyrics © Ezra Music, Third Palm Music, Alive Enterprises, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO SIX PALMS MUSIC