Dan is right about elementary school teachers. I taught everything: reading, math, social studies, science, health, the whole megillah for over 20 years, in both second and third grade. Now it's just math; helping struggling students, and helping teachers by supporting instruction and doing the kinds of things they don't always have the time and energy to do, like blog and find cool things to do in their classrooms on other people's blogs. They work really hard, and I am proud to call them colleagues and friends. Many have allowed me to turn their math classrooms into experimental laboratories, and I am grateful. Sometimes things blow up, but when they don't it's a reminder of why we do what we do.
Thank you all. And in the words of #10...keep postin' and toastin'!