" As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have—something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression. ”
~ Fred Rogers; (Born 85 years ago today, March 20, 1928)
Second major milestone of first year teaching completed: I survived parent conferences :)
The best way to celebrate is by taking a well-deserved nap.
Last night I was re-reading Boycott the Caf and I have to hand it to Billie Green and Johnny Dangerous for recapping all of those Degrassi episodes. If I think I am overwhelmed for reviewing 16 seasons of Arthur, I look at their site and thank my lucky stars I didn’t have to watch Degrassi instead.
Because Degrassi sucks.
Anyway, I’ve decided to tackle season 2, which is still the Golden Age of Arthur, and here is the season 2 premiere. The world couldn’t get enough of Arthur and now he’s back, bitches!!!!
Okay, so the opening starts with Arthur running up to his friends, who are chilling at the Sugar Bowl, with big news. Except he ran so fast he can’t catch his breath.
He announces that Mr. Rogers is coming to their school tomorrow. Buster is impressed but the other kids are all:
They all think they are too cool for Mr. R and I have to say, I don’t blame them. This is the time when children are leaving behind their childhood toys for slightly more mature childhood toys. Children at this age, according to the childhood development majors I hang out with, are eager to differentiate themselves from “babies” and want to be perceived as more “adult” so they can have more privileges like staying up later and taking on more responsibility.
Nostalgia for your childhood doesn’t really kick in until late high school and college. I mean, today if some kid ran up to me and told me Mr. Rogers was coming to my school I’d be like, “Oh man! Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was the shit when I was a kid! Hell yeah! I’m going to ask him why the fuck he kept Daniel Tiger on for so long—that puppet was so annoying.”
Since Arthur mentioned two things, Prunella asks what the second thing was. Arthur says that it as nothing but when he goes home, we find out the second thing is that Mr. Rogers is staying with HIM!
OH SNAP! Let’s see where the drama takes us!
Absolutely love how intense this breakdown is. Why am I looking up mr. Rogers on tumblr? It’s certainly not the first time.
I love that I stumbles across this, I remember watching this episode as a kid.
My life has become grading/planning until 8:30 and going to sleep at 9:30 only to wake up exhausted the next morning. I love my job but my body is ready for the weekend.
I guess it will take a year or so to adjust and be ready for an actual life again.
I guess I really just thought I would have had a full-time teaching position by now. I guess it just goes to show that even when you try to get great experience working with children, a high GPA, dual certification, and interview well there are still going to be people who interview better or have more experience or are triple-certified…
It’s rough out there.
You know it when you spend all summer filling out job applications, sending out resumes and emailing principals and only have three interviews over the course of three months.
Long-term subbing starts tomorrow with professional development. I can’t wait to have to look for a somewhat job in two months when it’s over.