You know you're a teacher when....

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  1. Teaching Grace

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    you spend almost $100 at Target and you don't make it past the dollar section! There was soooo much great stuff!!! There were mini globes (I got 5! 1 for each of my groups of desks) there were dry erase maps of the world, of the United States, of the Solar System. I also got a toooon of things for my treasure box. Cute star erasers, heart erasers, and even cute pencils! Lots of Hannah Montana and HSM pencils, pens and erasers! So much stuff!! I was soooo happy! The only thing that I didn't get were pocket charts and magazine holders (there weren't any out!)
     
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    When you're watching a movie (like Wall-E) and thinking how you can incorporate into your science lessons plans and what standards it will meet...:lol:
     
  4. Lindsay.Lou

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    When you're on the A-Z teacher forums in July!
     
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    I always do that!
     
  6. Mable

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    you spend a huge percentage of your summer looking for sales to purcahse things for your classroom
     
  7. Eneli

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    Teacher sighting!

    When you hide from children at stores or the mall for fear that they may recognize you and have their parents pull you into an impromptu parent conference (even in the summer). Ahhhh!:lol:
     
  8. scienceteach82

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    I hate going to the mall because of that same reason! I am always looking around, and seem like a paranoid freak to my bf.
     
  9. Mable

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    I feel that way when I grocery shop- don't make eye contact with anyone, turn down aisles and hurry to turn around if I see a parent or student. I'd wear my hat and sunglasses if I could.:eek:
     
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    You know you're a teacher when you go out to eat with your family and you're done with your meal before they finish their appetizers.....then you ask everyone if they have to go potty before they leave.
     
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    When you say bless you and tell the person to get a "squirt."

    When you don't want to hold a glass of alcohol in public b/c there could be a student around.
     
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    You know you're a teacher when you feel the need to correct children you don't even know in stores, at the park, etc. and you want to ask all the children at indoor play areas to use their inside voices! I always restrain myself to only correcting my own children but still someone needs to tell the others!
     
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    I do the same thing except I got caught! I was minding my own business - picking a few things up for dinner when I heard "Hey Miss don't you teacher at so and so school." To which I replied...."Not anymore, I taught there last year" ..... and quickly ran off.

    Then there was the time two of my kids were like "I SAW YOU! I KNOW WHERE YOU SHOP!!! YOU WERE LOOKING AT BAGS!!" It was quite funny...
     
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    I went to my wine tasting club, which is held at different members' homes, and I had no idea the next door neighbor was one of my students! As I got out of my car with my bottle of wine, I heard "Hi, Miss X! What are you doing here? Meet my little brother! Let me get my mom!" I had NO idea this child lived next door. I knew she lived in the area, but I didn't know the street address.
     
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    ah Motzie! That would be stressful! My town has one nice residents-only beach. I'm worried that after the 08/09 school year, I'm going to have to worry about my students seeing me in a bathing suit! The beach is teenager central in the summer! (it's the only nice beach that's not 45+ minutes away!) Gah!
     
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    You know you're a teacher when you get excited to look through the ads you get in the newspaper to see what school supplies are on sale.

    Also when you scan the clearance aisles and try to figure out how you can use the great bargain in your classroom!! :)
     
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    you're in line at Disney and there is a child being HORRIBLE behind you and the parents are doing nothing and you turn around instinctually and take over... Oooooooops!
     
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    When you spend your summer thinking about what you are going to do in your classroom the next school year.

    When you spend time on this website to get ideas and advice for the next school year.
     
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    when you wake up in the middle of the night with great ideas to try next year.

    when you wake up in the middle of the night panicking over all the things you need to do before August.

    when you check Vista Print as often as you check email. :)
     
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    I do that ALLLL the time. My husband swears I'm gonna get shot one day. I just can't help it, it is almost instinctual.

    Kim
     
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    It always cracks me up when I see a student in a store or whatnot, and the next day they run up to me and say, "Hey! Isaw you at such and such yesterday" I'm thinking to myself... "Yeah, I was there!" It amazes me on how excited they get when they see you outside of the school setting.
     
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    You know you are a teacher when you spend your vacation typing out spelling tests.
     
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    when you want to teach everyone to read
     
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    You are quizing the 8yr old neighbor on X's Tables, LOL .... and he just came over to play video games!
     
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    When you are struggling with your own children on a matter and you say, "Mrs. W said to..". :eek:
     
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    When you start trying to discipline your friends like you do your students.

    "You do that one more time, Andy, and it becomes mine."
     
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    when you accidently tell the dog to move thier clip.
     
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    Your friends, and fellow teachers, call you about the Target Dollar Bin, and you squeal at the news "It's finally out!!! YAY!"

    When you buy High School Musical Pencils for your treasure box. :)
     
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    HAHAHAHAHA that is too funny!!!!!!!
     
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    yeah my husband was rolling in the floor laughing over that one.:lol:
     
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    When you are afraid to buy a home pregnancy kit in fear that rumors will start before you even get the results.
     
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    i feel like a celebrity when they see me in public lol...

    uummmmm, when you help people clean their classroom just so u can get what they throw out
     
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    When you put your cat in time out.
     
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    :lol:so true!
     
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    This is so me!:lol: It's like a rush!
     
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    I told my cat to make a better choice one day. She was not amused...
     

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