The Countdown Is On

Today was the first day of pre-school for teachers in our district.  We’re less than a week away from all systems go.  Our principal showed this at our meeting this morning and I’m sharing it with you.  Keep watching until the end for a really nice note.  And remember, baby got class!

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

wpid-img_20150506_071941-1.jpgRead it and weep.  It’s the official flier for the End of the Year Luncheon.

Don’t let its innocuous appearance fool you.  It’s not merely an informational communique whereby we’re told the location of the luncheon along with the cost and the menu.

Nay, verily, I say unto thee ’tis the light at the end of the tunnel.

For after lunch has been consumed, songs have been sung, and prizes have been awarded, we shall all sail off into the bliss of summer vacation.

This little piece of paper will get me through the next twenty school days.  But who’s counting?  Oh, that would be me.

Things I Can’t Believe Actually Came Out Of My Mouth

I have said things as a teacher I never imagined would come out of my mouth.  I’ve had the feeling that if someone was listening to me out of context, they’d lock me up in a nice padded room and let me wear one of those really cool jackets with the arms that tie in the back.

I’ve said, “Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself” so often, I’ve considered having it tattooed on my forehead.

Other good quotes include:

“Please don’t eat the erasers.”

“If you’re screaming like that you’d better be bleeding out of five different places.”

“If your hair is on fire, you will raise a quiet hand and wait until I say your name before you tell me about it.”

One of my favorites that I never heard before I said it is, “Please keep your hair quiet.”  It helps when I explain that a lot of our girls have beads in their hair.

I read this article from Really Good Stuff’s The Teachers’ Lounge and am happy to know that I’m not the only one.  Enjoy this laugh during your holiday break.