Back To School!

On his way to work this morning, Cortney saw lots of back to school action! Moms everywhere were forcing their kids into the front lawn to take that “First Day of ____” picture by trees and school buses. Not to be outdone, Cort insisted that I also get my bag and lunchbox and stand by our tree for my first day of school pose. Don’t I look special? I didn’t want Cortney to feel left out, so I captured his sad goodbyes to me as I actually left the house to be productive after my long summer of lazing around the house. He looks REALLY sad, doesn’t he? Hmmmm….that smile must be hiding all the pain inside.
I did snap a few shots of my classroom. It’s good to be back in my nice, neat little room 161. Right smack in the middle of senior hallway. I was greeted this morning with a barrage of “hey Mrs. Sluiter!” “How was your summer?” “Aren’t you glad to be back?” “You missed me, right?” “YES! I have your class again!” All of these things make me feel good about my job. And while I appreciate the time off in the summer. The kids are the reason I come back every fall instead of finding myself an office job where I could sit in a cubical. I mean, doesn’t this look much more cheery than a cubical? (Although, no offense – I’ve seen some of your cubicals out there, and I have to admit, some of you do a decent job at attempting to make three partitions arranged to be walls look cozy.)

Now it’s time to fill up those seats and do some LEARNING!
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Meyers Family says

    Oh Kates, you are SPECIAL 🙂

  2. holy crap! where did you get that awesome coffee thermos? i had to read it twice and then was like… oh…my…god. how cool. must. get. one. now.