Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by clarnet73, Sep 8, 2006.
Sep 14, 2006
I hate pictures
I feel like the kids look at me deviously in stores when they do it too, even if they don't know me. It's like they KNOW.
...The only people who sometimes fall asleep at 9:00 on Friday evenings.
Who work on their vacations!
Isn't that the truth! My son once had a girlfriend who talked non-stop. He was mortified when I shushed her while I was trying to watch the news on TV!
... who walk away with their job in their pockets (my kids last year were all on velcro'd schedules, and I always found schedule pictures still in my pockets when I got home)
Sep 15, 2006
I wish I could make it until 9:00!
Teehee! I'm waiting for the construction workers to go away so that I can exercise. I plan to be in bed b 9 too Fridays I just crash!
LOL I'm guilty of being a shush- er too
Have to go through the list of "baby names" when naming their children several times to try and avoid certain names of former students (We all know which ones.)
Have cupboards full of kleenex and baggies from 3 years ago.
Begin the year with 400 glue sticks and end the year with none. (I think they eat them.)
Reads more children's books than adult books from September to June.
Have to fix boo-boos; console kids when having a bad day by listening, talking, or giving hugs; set up field trips; correct papers; be fair yet stern; be fun yet constructive; call parents; give assessments; create (and stick to) schedules; and teach each child at their individual level...all in the course of a day. And then, do it again tomorrow.
Boy is that the truth! When I pause to think about how much I do throughout the course of a day, it amazes me. All the different things to think about and do! Only a teacher could do it.
Sep 16, 2006
We've only had 6 days of school & I'm already exhausted!
Sep 17, 2006
...who have a song for absolutely everything, often more than one
That's me all day long.
...who have to plan, and line out and copy, and have ready....all the work for the following week by the Friday before the previous week ends...
...can make sense of the speaking and writing of very young children (even when their parents can't)
...get excited about plastic caddies and organizers
...wear rubberbands for jewelry
...can do mental math with amazing speed and accuracy
...have their own personal fan clubs waiting at work (complete with more hugs than one can count)
Good one. The rubber band bracelet is so catchy. I love red indent you get when you finally remember to take it off.
Sep 18, 2006
Right! Who can feel like a celebrity when a first grader spots you in public, pointing and screaming your name!
And who can read "inventive spelling" with no problem!
There is a great book called 32 Third Graders and Once Class Bunny by Philip Dunn that you would all enjoy. His witty and only-teachers-can-understand stories are soooo endearing. I have read the book over and over... Hope you all enjoy!
That is a great book! I read it in about 2 days last year (school days).
Just want to second that, it was hillarious!
Yes, I LOVED it. It's a great one for car read-alouds, too, because it's written just like you talk. My bf and I had a great time with it in the car on vacation (he's in school for music ed. and LOVED the one about the recorders)
I am glad that I am not the only one who does that!!!!!
Last year I read it during DEAR and the kids would get so tickled by my laughing outloud. I tried not to laugh, but there are some parts that ring so true..........
Oops... I meant "one class bunny," not "once"... I guess I should doublecheck my own work, huh?
Here is a perfect example. A little girl drew the cutest picture for my co-worker and at the bottom she wrote "A mas du pees"...only a teacher would know that when read phonetically it says "A masterpiece!"
Sep 20, 2006
Another example from my life as a teacher & mom: Drive home in the pouring rain, talk on the cell phone & explain to a 10 yr. old (5th grader) how to do the story problem!