YOU MIGHT BE A TEACHER IF ...

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  1. Irishdave

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    YOU MIGHT BE A TEACHER IF ...
    when you are looking for an on line "friend" you first check out their schooling and educational GPA before income
    :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:
     
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    ...when your room mates tell you, you teach lessons and say "talk with your indoor voices" to students in your sleep!
     
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    ...If you give the baggers in the checkout line at the grocery store your "teacher stare" when they start playing toss with your pudding boxes.



    (True story!):lol:
     
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    You cross your fingers when you hear the words "winter weather advisory" (well at least here in the south), and tell your students to wear their jammies inside out.

    You get so excited or nervous the night before school starts back you cant sleep.

    You walk on the right side of the hall/walkway :)

    You get excited over freebies, or cheap school related items/ school supplies.
     
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    You find yourself explaining to complete strangers the difference between the preterit and the imperfect tense in Spanish.


    And the above metioned yelling at other people's children. I was holding a store door open today to let my blind mother walk out of the store when two middle school aged boys barged in with their mother. I had to say that I was holding the door for my blind mother not for you and the mother gave me a dirty look!

    Now I will have to give my middle school students a lecture on rudeness just to get it out of my system. :)
     
  7. Irishdave

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    while you are out with friends you eat your lunch in less than 10 min.
     
  8. Ms. Geography

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    You expect everyone every where to walk on the right...

    You teach in your sleep...

    You spend hours on the net looking for new material...
     
  9. cutNglue

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    If....Your friends and family can no longer tell who you are talking about when you say "your kids." Is that your real kids or your students?
     
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    Yeah - that.

    and when you say, "I'm talking to my parent!" you may or may not be talking to your real parent!
     
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    you think the year really begins in September and ends in June

    you feel the urge to give a hand signal if you are in a noisy room... unfortunately no one would know what it meant

    you look at a child and automatically size him or her up thinking "hmmmm that one is probably a good student, or a bad student'

    You get sweaty palms walking into a teacher supply store
     
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    You tell the guy at the ski shop to focus, when your waiting for him to ring you up. He was talking away to the other guys there. I want to get in and out.

    If you have seen snot robes to a child's knee and it's not your child.

    If you yell at the kids on the chair lift in front of you (using your teacher voice) to stop bouncing the chair. They did stop. I must have a good teacher voice haha.
     
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    You might be a teacher if....


    You find brand new three ring binders at a garage sale for 50 cents and you buy them all and then ask for more, and carry all 22 out to your car with a smile on your face thinking you just made the deal of the century that the people are nuts for selling them so low! :D

    (True story)
     
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    You dig through piles of children's books at garage sales before looking at anything else. Your day suddenly becomes brighter when the new Scholastic magazines come out and even happier when your order arrives.
     
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    You might be a teacher if...

    you don't have a life outside of school work until June.
     
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    You look at every piece of trash ( i.e. toilet paper roles, mayo jars) and wonder what project you could recycle that for.
     
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    It may be just an early childhood thing - but you go home with marker or paint on your hands or for some reason I always have rubber bands on my wrists.

    You also can go half the day without having to use the restroom.

    Miss Frizzle - that's so funny I have about twelve plastic containers from the treats my dog likes (they look like tennis ball containers) - I have no idea what I'm going to do with them, but I'll figure out something!
     
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    You steal those magazines no one else reads at the doctors office because it has a good article you want to use in class, and on good days, you steal three!


    (yep, another true story!)
     
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    You try to quote the original post and erase it by accident:(:(
     
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    :toofunny:
     
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    ...you get excited because you got a summer job (kinda like some of my high school students)
     
  22. traveler

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    Even on the weekends you get hungry at snack/recess time.

    Wake up thinking of new ways to arrange the classroom... or is that just me??
     
  23. Irishdave

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    thank God I thought it was just me
    :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:
     
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    Oh good it isn't just me. :)

    This weekend I woke up several times in a panic about how to deal with a few of my students. Still don't know what to do. Oh well.
     
  25. Grammy Teacher

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    I rearrange my room while I fall asleep at night!
     
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    How often do you change your room?
     
  27. Irishdave

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    OK back on point here !!!! YOU MIGHT BE A TEACHER IF ...
    :mad::mad::mad:





    :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:



     
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    You have the urge to open the child's milk for him/her three tables away from you at the mall! (It's a kindergarten thing)
     
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    Room arrangements about once a month. Items in centers, weekly.
     
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    ok. Sorry.
    You might be a teacher if you...

    spend more money on your classroom/ for your students than you do on new clothes. (again probably just me :) )
     
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    Hahahaha- same for tying laces.... I can't stand seeing a kid with laces untied.:lol:
     
  32. Irishdave

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    I just spent over $175 on Posters and a Math web site membership and was transfered back to shop

    You might be a teacher if you..

    know all the short cuts to and from all the schools in your district (helpful on in service days)

     
  33. Miss W

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    For two months in the year you don't know what to do with your day when you can't get to your classroom.
     
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    You have an urge to snap your fingers at children in Wal-Mart.
     
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    You find yourself making list and cleaning schedules for you and your room mates ..haha..

    You find yourself humming songs you sing in class ( other adults do not normally break into song)

    you learn to live with no bathroom breaks till the end of the day
     
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    What? :eek: They don't?! ;)

    You Might Be A Teacher If...

    ...You spend your weekends working on projects for your classroom that your students will probably only glance at a few times.
     
  37. mrachelle87

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    you might be a teacher if... you take a whistle to the family reunion and organize potty breaks and games for all children under the age of 12.
     
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    you might be a teacher if ... she shhhh.. children in church, the movies, etc. and tell them to use their "three inch voices".
     
  39. love2teach

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    Wake up thinking of new ways to arrange the classroom... or is that just me??



    Not just you.....
    I am already thinking about next year's lay out!
    Part of me wants to move the stuff now, but includes big pieces that I can't move alone....and I have to wait for the janitors to clean the room out in the summer and put it in its new place!
     
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    That's too funny!
     
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    You might be a teacher if:

    In lieu of Christmas gifts, you ask for overhead pens or dry erase markers...in all colors!

    You've actually considered buying a laminator.

    You are insanely jealous of the teacher next door who owns a laminator.

    You've had heart palpitations over a new horseshoe table.

    You are afraid to have a beer at a local restaurant 'cause someone might see you and judge.

    You randomly correct grammar in spoken conversation.

    You spend hours in the summer and on weekends for which you are not paid doing work related tasks, 'cause you know the kids need it.

    You've ever paid for a kid to go on a field trip 'cause you know if you didn't, he couldn't go.

    You know that IEP, MDT, ESE, RTI, DIBELS, and ELA are not just a spoonful of alphabet soup.

    You know what head lice looks like (and maybe have had it!)
     

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