Saturday, September 22, 2012

What am I doing at school at 9pm on a Friday night????

I think it's official....I've gone a little crazy....well at least my 2 coteachers are right there with me.  I write this blog in honor of all of us who are working late on a FRIDAY night (or any other for that matter) and our dedication to getting it all done!!  There was even a moment when we all looked at each other and said, "Why are we the only ones here?? What has everyone else figured out that we haven't".  

If you dont teach you may be asking, "Why?". Um......
  • Back to School Night
  • Bulletin boards
  • Lesson plans
  • Emails
  • Copying
  • Laminating
  • New curriculum
  • Cutting 
  • Glueing
  • Highlighting
  • Fall Holidays
  • ....ok you get the idea..
P.S. I LOVE my job and I mean that completely sincerely.  I wouldn't trade it for the world, but sometimes you have to step back and remember balance (and no I'm not claiming to do it well). :)  

I've pulled this list from a variety of places (blogs, Jeff Foxworthy, and a few others)

It never ceases to make me smile!  Teachers, YOU ROCK!!
You know you're a teacher when....
  1. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
  2. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
  3. You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted.
  4. Your family looks at you and says, "You're using your teacher voice again".  
  5. You have 25 people who  accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
  6. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
  7. You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.
  8. 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.
  9. You believe the word "lounge" in the phrase "Teacher's Lounge" is hilarious. 
  10. You smile weakly at the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.
  11. You believe chocolate is a food group.
  12. You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
  13. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”
  14. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
  15. You have anxious dreams about school and can't fall asleep the night before.   
  16. You bring your bag home with papers to grade but fall asleep, and then do the same thing the next night. 
  17. You wear PJs or a Literature Dress up Day costume when going to the store and think, "They'll know I'm a teacher, right?"
  18. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
  19. You know what the acronyms IEP, RTI, ERB, DRA, PD, and BTSN stand for. 
  20. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
  21. Your doctor asks you what time you eat lunch and you say, "11:07".  
  22. You stalk the Dollar Section at Target looking for cute containers and school supplies. 
  23. You think all kids will stop and listen if you just count down from 5...4, 3, 2, 1.  
  24. You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.”
  25. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.  
  26. Back to School commercials make you anxious not filled with glee. :) 
  27. You're a teacher when, on one hand, you complain... but wouldn't dream of any other job.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeats


erika.haehl said...

love it! I had so many "yep, thats me" moments tha I had to share on FB for my teacher friends.. ;)

Ms. Pretzel said...

Gotta love it! :)