YOU MIGHT BE A TEACHER IF ...

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Irishdave, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Miss W, you NOT the only one that's tempted to do this. I saw a couple of boys in WalMart the other day, and just wanted to stick my lil foot out and trip them! LOL

    Yall are some funny teachers! I love reading these!
     
  2. DizneeTeachR

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    When you're out some where and see kids "trying" to sit still & you want to take a moment for them to stand up & get their wiggles & jiggles out!!!
     
  3. mmswm

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    OMG...I still do that to my 7th and 8th graders. I've even done it to my parents foster kids.:lol:
     
  4. Carmen13

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    If you feel that your work is undervalued...way too many times.

    (sorry, but I feel dissappointed today...I thought I was tougher by now :unsure:)
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Carmen, sweetie, sounds like you could do with a huge hug. Want to talk about it?
     
  6. Carmen13

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    Thanks TG...I don't want to hijack this thread though...
     
  7. TeacherGroupie

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    There's always email, then, or launching a new thread if you want to get the community's take on whatever this is.

    Oh, and have you got chocolate?
     
  8. Carmen13

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    Yes I do...why didn't I think of that?:rolleyes:

    You might be a teacher if you look for help, when you need it. (I will contact The GURU then :love:...)
     
  9. Irishdave

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    Carman I am a big man so here is a big :hugs:
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    (chuckling)

    And if you know when to head for the chocolate, eh?
     
  11. Carmen13

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    Thanks!:)
     
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    Chocolate, Porto wine...I'm kidding! hehe
     
  13. TeacherGroupie

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    (brightening)

    Chocolate AND Port! Carmen, you're playing my song!
     
  14. bakingdiva

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    You might be a teacher if you've ever bought winter clothes, coats, shoes, socks, toothbrushes, for your "kids" because no one else will and you can't stand to see them wear shorts and flip flops in the snow. And then cry because they wear those clothes every day for 2 weeks!
     
  15. GoehringTeaches

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    You might be a teacher if you've ever been in the checkout at Wal-mart and the cashier gives you a funny look because you have 20 of everything. "I teach Kindergarten sir. No, I don't have 20 of my own children."
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    I was with my sister when she was buying stuff for her 2nd graders, and the look on the cashier's face was priceless. When my sister told her she was a teacher you could see the relief come across her face!
     
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    I went to the public library and checked out 20 children's biographies. The checkout person looked at me and said, "are you a teacher?" Hmmm, I don't know how she ever guessed! :confused:
     
  18. blue-eyed mom

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    You might be a teacher if you think "shallow gene pool" should have it's own box on a report card. :blush:

    Sorry, but I just finished my report cards and I'm a little punchy!:whistle:
     
  19. mrachelle87

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    Apple -- tree syndrome, blue-eyed mom!
     
  20. Irishdave

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    Sometimes the gene pool does not have a lifeguard
     
  21. Irishdave

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    you have thought of at least 101 uses of duct tape and at least 10 include a student
     
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    God bless the genius who finally made colored duct tape!

    Billy looked so pretty with his red duct tape suit...!:woot:
     
  23. TeacherGroupie

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    We are, I presume, to take "include" in the same sense in which a fly is "included" in a spider web...
     
  24. blue-eyed mom

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    :rofl::rofl:I just about hit the floor...my DH thinks I've lost it!!
     
  25. bcblue

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    you might be a teacher if. . .

    you absently tell the cashier "thank you" in sign language and expect them to understand. . . (then realize later that it looks similar to blowing kisses. . . oops!!)
     
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    I do that all the time.
     
  27. blue-eyed mom

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    You might be a teacher if you want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to have your summers and holidays free!":eek:
     
  28. Miss W

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    This was just emailed to me and made me think of this thread:

    HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TEACHER?

    1. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs
    to the child out of line.

    2. You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.

    3. You walk into a store and hear the words "It's Ms/Mr _________" and
    know you have been spotted.

    4. You have 25 people that accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or
    another.

    5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under twenty-five minutes.

    6. You've trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times
    of the day: lunch and prep period .

    7. You start saving other people's trash, because most likely, you can
    use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the
    classroom.

    8. You believe the teachers' lounge should be equipped with a margarita
    machine.

    9. You want to slap the next person who says "Must be nice to work 7
    to 3 and have summers off." ...(without pay!)

    10. You believe chocolate is a food group.

    11. You can tell if it's a full moon without ever looking outside.

    12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says
    "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."

    13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their
    behavior when you are out in public.

    14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.

    15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

    16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own
    children.

    17. You can't pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five
    items!


    18. You ask your friends if the left hand turn he just made was a good choice
    or a bad choice."

    19. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils

    20. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer and finally,

    21. You understand instantaneously why a child behaves a certain
    way.... after meeting his or her parents.
     
  29. smalltowngal

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    Thanks for sharing this! Needed the laugh!
     
  30. cubfan

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    when you give you husband some change (coins) you automatically fold his fingers over them so he doesn't drop them!
     
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    When you're taking a walk through your neighborhood and you see children throwing stones at a street sign. You give them that teacher look and demand that they come to you this instance....and they do with their heads down O.O
     
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    :lol:

    If anyone is temporarily leaving the building, you come running with enough money for a Burger King or McDonalds. And you think it's a treat!
     
  33. Miss W

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    Yeah, ours is Sonic. But they deliver for us. :D
     
  34. rogue0208

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    You walk through the grocery store, sounding out your grocery list.
    "Ok, I need bread. B-R-E-D. Next is milk. M-E-L-K"

    You correct your own offspring's behavior by praising the good things that their sibling is doing. "Wow, I really LOVE the way Corinne is sitting, thank you so much Corinne!"

    :lol:
     
  35. rogue0208

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    Oh, and you are actually hoping for a delay rather than a snow day because you know that a snow day is going to push back your 100 day party until after vacation.

    You know what a 100 day party is. :p
     
  36. sarypotter

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    -You have ever asked your spouse, "Did you make a good choice?" when they forgot to take out the trash, do the dishes, save money, etc.

    -You can differentiate between different timers by sound. (Especially true if you teach students with autism.)

    -You know what a child is saying in sign language by the sound of the sign, without looking. (Especially true if your students exhibit perseverative behaviors and sign the same thing often.)
     
  37. Irishdave

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    ....there is a minor earthquake and your first thoughts are your students, your classroom, then your house, in that order.
     
  38. Miss W

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    Any more aftershocks Dave?
     
  39. Irishdave

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    since the first one friday night(5.4) there have been 365 quakes
     
  40. Superteacher81

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    You might be a teacher if you have ever signed a check or receipt "Ms. or Mr. Last Name" instead of "First Name Last Name"!
     

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