It’s back-to-school time! Some of you have already had your first day back, while others are counting down the few precious days they have left before school begins again. Take a deep breath, because we have back-to-school memes for teachers to help get you through this. May these inspire you, make you laugh, and remind you that the weekend is always around the corner! Thanks for doing what you do for another year!

1. Because you just got used to your natural rhythm. 


2. Because you may have mixed emotions.


SOURCE: Anthology of Memes

3. Because you both look forward to it and dread it.

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4. Because all that classroom prep really takes a lot out of you.

27 Back to School Memes for Teachers


5. Because you can dream, right?

SOURCE: My Teacher Friend


6. Because this is your new reality.

27 Back to School Memes for Teachers


7. Because you want to make the best impression.

Teacher Meme Smiling


8. Because it’s always lurking.

27 Back to School Memes for Teachers


9. Because those numbers keep going up.

Teacher Meme Class Size


10. Because summer’s given you your groove back. 

SOURCE: Sunny99


11. Because this is your new look for the next nine months.

Teacher Meme Tired

Source: Teacher Trap


12. Because you’ll need a break by then!

Teacher Meme Thanksgiving Break


13. Because shiny objects.

Teacher Meme Elf


14. Because team-building, yay!


15. Because every year is a new adventure.

Teacher Meme Hunger Games


16. Because you want to start out on the right foot!

Teacher Meme First Day

Source: Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher


17. Because you have sooooo much to do!

Teacher Meme Prep

Source: Teaching is Progress


18. Because all those supplies are expensive.

27 Back to School Memes for Teachers


19. Because you’ve got your label maker ready to go!

Teacher Meme Friends

Source: Apples & ABCs


20. Because it’s that complicated, really!

Teacher Meme Sudoku


21. Because this evil raccoon has to make you laugh just a little bit.

Teacher Meme Raccoon


22. Because it makes anchor charts even MORE fun.

Teacher Meme Sketcher


23. Because you’ve got your BFF by your side.

Teacher Meme Rockets


24. Because the first week is definitely the most exhausting.



25. Because, yep, you’re going to be someone’s hero.

Teacher Meme Hero


26. Because you are influencing the next generation.

Teacher Meme Love What You Do


27. Because you always find a way to prevail.

Teacher Meme Morning Face


28. Because you got this!

SOURCE: My Teacher Friend


29. Because you’re ready to conquer it.

Teacher Meme First Day


30. Because you have the power to do this every single day, and we think that’s pretty amazing!

Teacher Meme Smile

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