Teachers prepare for first day back in class following walkout

Teachers prepare for first day back in class following walkout (KTUL)

BIXBY, Okla. (KTUL) -- Most Green Country schools will be back in the classroom Monday morning after a two week teacher walkout.

Bixby teachers were already in the classroom getting their rooms ready for classes.

The definition of perseverance is determined to do something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

That's the newest spelling word for Bixby first graders as they head back to school.

"You fight for something, but that doesn't mean you get it right away," teacher Sara Mitchell said. "There still has to be changes made, budgets balanced and looked at."

Mitchell will be teaching them about perseverance among other things.

"We did make history in Oklahoma and we got more for education than we have had for sure," she said.

The change won't show up physically in the classrooms this year.

"I want them to know this is going to be a good thing," first grade teacher Becky Even said.

She says patience and understanding will be a part of her lesson for her students.

"Our future is the main thing, not so much right now, and I am so pumped about what is happening," Even said.

David Reneau says tomorrow will be a new lesson for his seventh graders.

"I think probably we are going to spend a lot of time over the next couple of days going over what do they feel, what do they hear, you know how do they see it going the last two weeks," he said.

Teachers say they didn't get everything they asked for at the Capitol.

"But it was more than zero and as a math teacher that's better," Reneau said.

He says for now his focus is on being there for his students and looking toward the future.

"Tomorrow is a new day," Reneau said.

Teachers say they will be hitting the books hard, giving out homework and getting back to a normal schedule as best they can.

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