Monday, July 27, 2015

Busy weekend

I looked at the dates on my blog and realized I was so busy this weekend I didn't post anything.  I am focused on trying to get ready for school tomorrow.  First day is teachers meetings.  Then it is get the room ready for students and making sure everything is where we can find it.  This year we didn't move the room around so I should be able to find most of my stuff. 

With the beginning of school, Facebook memes are reminding people to reach out to those that are usually left out.  An attitude of inclusion helps students feel like they belong.  At our school, students come from other high schools so they don't know each other.  My challenge is to learn names of the students.  Unfortunately, the pictures of students are several years old and they can change quite a bit. 

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
- by Author Unknown

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