I posted about the danger posed to our teacher raises a while ago. There’s now a petition.
Why do I even talk to white men sometimes. I am too tired to respond to this. This is someone I consider a friend.
Last night I accidentally punched myself in the face while trying to pull up my weighted blanket, while going to bed at 8:30, in case anyone was wondering how ready I am for Winter Break.
I’m livid. San Francisco, the most expensive city in the US, recently voted to give teachers like myself an 11% raise over two years.
I’m alive. Just busy. About to get my MA in English Language Learner Education. More than halfway through parent conference week. My classroom has calmed down a bit.
I had a moment of horror today.
These items have been delivered to my classroom and more are on their way!
Update: Thank you for all your support! I promise not to spam you with this, I’m planning on going ahead and buying most of what’s still on the list by Monday. I’m so excited for this year!
Here’s the exotic food section in a fancy Istanbul supermarket. Blueberries, avocados, and sweet potatoes are considered exotic.
I am going back to America tomorrow and I don’t wanna.
I’ve been in a tiny village in Turkey. Here’s my husband’s 400+ year-old ancestral house. They were ethnic Turks in the Russian empire and were forced out in the 1500’s. They ended up in here. We’re ten minutes from the Black Sea.
Update: I am much better, but still stuffy. I’m currently waiting at SFO armed with a ton of cold medicine. Istanbul in about 15 hours!
I just got home after 17 days in Oregon and I leave for Turkey on Friday.
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Update: They are restoring it!
It’s the last day of schooooooool. 192 school days.
I was teaching math today and one of my kids sneezed on me. Happens all the time because they’re second graders and gross.
Hasta Muerte is a POC and cooperatively owned coffee shop/community space in Oakland that recently made news for its policy of refusing to serve uniformed police officers.
So, thanks for all the input about my summer travel plans.