Copyright Sandy Asper 2013
This is the second Just Sayin... book by Sandy Asper. It is the 2012 season of education opinion columns for the online newspaper www.newportbeach.patch.com
Sandy continues to be irreverent, sentimental, understanding, brutally honest, and in every column clearly has unwavering respect for teachers.
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I did my student teaching in a 4th grade class of 47 students on a half day schedule in a small portable room in Charter Oak School District.
Half of the kids came at 7 a.m. and went home early. Half came at 8:30 and went home late. My experienced and trusting master teacher (Mrs. Francisco) had me prepare exactly two lessons and then said, "I'll see you around Christmas," and she wasn't kidding. Oh, there were a few "Francisco sightings" occasionally, but nothing serious. Those hours that I had them all together in that small portable was a real test...of practically everything.