It’s that time of year again. I’m taking the day off work to help Xy get her classroom in order. Mostly this involves putting educational posters up on the wall, which is easier for me because I’m taller. The kids don’t read the posters, but every competent teacher has to buy them (out of their own pocket) and put them up or they’ll look bad. Of course they can also be used as teaching aids, but that is a secondary function. Mainly they’re intended to create the impression that this is a place where learning happens.
As a science teacher, Xy is lucky to have a sink. Unfortunately the faucet yields only a trickle of water, and the school has no money for a plumber. However, they do have money to fly all the teachers out to Epcot Center for a three day retreat. Still trying to figure that one out.