Teaching Nightmares

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  1. Peregrin5

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    Had my first teaching nightmare this summer and I don't go back for 2 weeks!

    It always starts out the same: I get there really late on the first day of school, principal waiting, have nothing planned or ready.

    This time there was the added element of "Hey, you're switching classrooms, btw." and then having none of my materials in that classroom so I'm doubly screwed.

    And then for some reason 200 times more kids than our school can even hold legally according to the fire marshall.
     
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    :)
     
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    Mine is always the same too. I come to school one morning all happy and suddenly I realize I hadn't been teaching one of my classes, usually a math class, the entire semester. This is especially weird because I teach elementary and don't have multiple classes or semesters.
     
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    I always dreamed that I left my lesson plans at home, or forgot to make them....then the class descended into chaos because I couldn't come up with something on the fly.
     
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    I always get them in August too. This year's dreams have been especially weird...

    For example: I was standing on a (non-existent) tire swing in the middle of my classroom. The kids were pushing and twirling me viciously. I was crying hysterically and yelling, "I can't do this anymore!!"

    Waiting for the normal ones to kick in...
     
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    Mine always involve not being able to find my classroom.
     
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    I feel horrible about laughing because it probably wasn't fun during the dream, but...

    :lol:
     
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    I knew I had to share this one as soon as I woke up! I don't remember all of the details, but for some reason I went to school wearing Wonder Woman underwear over my pants. But hey, I was wearing pants! :lol:
     
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    I always dream that I can't get the class to quiet down and eventually I stomp my foot and start yelling.

    This summer I had a dream that I was co-teaching and my teaching partner decided to let the kids have extra recess time instead of bringing them in for my ELA lesson.
     
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    Which is more than I can say for my nightmares!! I always, always dream that I arrive to school naked. No one notices and treats me just like they would if I were clothed, but I know I'm naked and just want to scream at them.
     
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    All of my teaching nightmares happen between 7:50 am and 3:10 pm.
     
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    Zing! :lol:
     
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    I had one the other night that as I was teaching all of my teeth were crumbling and falling out of my mouth!
     
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    Once I had a dream where I forgot to wear a bra to school, and I was begging my coworker to give me her jacket to wear so it would be less noticeable!
     
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    Okay, I had a pretty bad one last night. The kids didn't come in quietly, and so I was asking a few to step outside so we could practice, but then I kept having to ask more and more until the class was chaos and I tried to have the whole class practice. Then they all scattered around the school into other classrooms and everywhere on campus and I couldn't find them all. Then for some reason one of our halls was a creepy abandoned hallway that was more like a maze and I really didn't want to explore it. A man in a mouse costume showed me how to get out.

    When I woke up I was definitely dreading today thinking that my dreams might come true.
     
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    I had one last night. A student's parents came in, irate, that I'd separated their identical twins by putting them in different classes for the year. The dad was quite mean (totally out of character for these parents!).
     
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    I had a dream the other night that President Obama was coming in to do an observation on my class. I was freaking out about what my lesson was going to be because it needed to be awesome enough to impress the president.

    That was not fun.
     
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    In my dreams I am always late, or even worse is the end of the school day. Have a hard time dressing up. Can't find any of my clothes...
     
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    LOLing so much right now
     

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