6 Word Memoirs

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    I received this game through the mail, and I thought it might be interesting to see what you guys come up with. I'm not very eloquent with words, but I know some of you are. I'll give it a shot, too.

    If you were writing a mini-memoir of your teaching life, what would your six words be? Your memoir might be funny, inspirational, profound, mundane, deeply true. Want to play? Mull it over, doodle with pen and napkin or your favorite digital tool, and post your memoir for all of us to read.


    Mine: What's that smell-must be spring. (Jem, stuck in a fifth grade classroom).

    Other examples:
    They asked. I listened. We learned. (Majorie)
    Every day is a new adventure. (Amy E)
    Please, don't ask me for more! (Kim after a hard year)
    Maximizing talents of others with enthusiasm. (Joanie)
    Untied shoelaces, missing front teeth – elementary! (Michelle)
    Conduit for powerful current of discovery. (Elaine)
    Learning as much as I teach. (Jane)
    Active noisy classroom means brains working. (Cossondra)
    Teaching middle school. Lost my mind? (Bill)
    Keeping democracy alive for Generation Next. (Mary T)
    Loved science first; love students now. (Deborah)
    I just want to teach. Period. (Susie H)
     
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    This, too, shall pass! (today, tomorrow..)
     
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    An egg named Roger (only Kindergarten!)
     
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    Past is behind, lets go future!

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    Wow. Didn't see that one coming.

    (Btw, I love doing this activity with my English classes. Check out the book: Not Quite What I Was Planning)
     
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    Jem - I really like this idea - I might use it in a professional development as a warm-up.

    Making difference in children's lives - hopefully!
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    One for my coworkers:
    Please wag more, please bark less

    One for my students:
    Think about the future, it's yours.
     
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    Thanks! I should write a book on last year's Kindergarten class, they were one of my smartest classes ever, but boy what a personality!
     
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    Possibles:

    ¿Hablas Español? Well, you're in luck...

    First year Teacher: Please send help!

    Spanish homework can't be in English

    Hey by the way Mister Teacher, I stumbled upon your blog a few days back. It's hilarious, especially the one about you learning Spanish! Took me a while to connect the blog with your name here though, but then I read two coinciding posts about student dress code and it finally clicked. Then I got back on the slow bus :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    -I need to handle this problem.
    -What else could possibly happen today?
    -Call me an extremely euphoric woman.
    -Hurting like I ran a marathon.
    -What can I possibly expect next?
    -I love seeing them smile joyfully.
    -I must have been deemed Superwoman.
    -I don't have any fingernails left.
    -Let me escape! Let me scream!
    -I will always love them forever.
    -Please don't ever forget the memories.
    -Mystery meat in the cafeteria... run!
    -Fire drills without the roster... darn!
    -Please patiently hold on a second.
    -The test is in six days.
    -You actually play Grand Theft Auto?!? :(!
    -Let me demonstrate the concept again.
    -I don't have any more band-aids!
    -That does NOT need a band-aid.
    -It's the rocket-shooting teacher in fourth grade!
    -Never a day without a laugh.
    -I must be utterly, completely insane.
    -Salary conglomerated by numerous classroom essentials.
    -We do NOT have summer off!
    -I could not be more honored.

    I must have a love-hate relationship with my students, lol... :)
     
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    Oh, mine too, without a doubt. They were quite interesting characters... :wub::rolleyes::hugs::confused::mad::up::down:
    :sorry:
     
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    Hey Each!

    Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate them!
    May I add to your suggestions: No hablo espanol. Yo soy estupido.
     
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    So, if you don't speak Spanish, how can you say I'm stupid?
     
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    :rofl: Man, this is going to be my new favorite icon...

    Perhaps it's an ironic statement about being estupido. :)
     
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    or

    Let your soul be your pilot.
     
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    Well could you at least try?

    Yes, I know...but it's...inappropriate

    I'm going to count to ten...

    Sit down! Be quiet! Pay attention!

    No dear, Please-o is NOT Spanish

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