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… cleaned out my classroom in under 12 minutes on the last day of school. It’s summer, baby!
… had a student bring me bouquets of dandelions after recess. So sweet!
… felt pure joy and giddiness over my own new school supplies. Flair Pens! Sharpies! Highlighters! Post-Its! Swoon!
… had to use the EpiPen. Teachers are trained to use it, and every one of them hopes they never need to.
… stood by an open window or doorway in my classroom to get a break from the aroma of 20+ sets of armpits and feet. And let’s not even get into the farts.
… been slightly freaked out by a student based on the personal items they brought to school.
… spent an inordinate amount of time on classroom decorations.
… tried to come up with a way to work movies or outdoor play into a day’s lesson plans because all the brains in the room need a break, mine included.
… wished I could bring the laminating machine home with me.
… totally killed it without a lesson plan.
… counted the kids’ movement time as my own personal exercise session.
… had moments when teaching felt like it required covert operations and a battle-ready mentality.
… shoved a bunch of classroom supplies into a random closet until it overflowed.
… self-medicated to survive the day.
… stressed out and Pinterested until dawn trying to come up with new, cute classroom ideas.
… had a moment when I thought I was for sure the coolest teacher on the planet.
… wanted to sit way in the back of the bus during field trips and gossip with my work BFF, just like we were a couple of teenagers.
… planned to spend the summer reading all the books and only gotten through four.
… felt a 20-ton weight lifted off my shoulders after completing report cards.
… played with the classroom Play-Doh without the students in the room. And definitely not ever with a fresh batch.
… had to Shut. It. Down. to remind my students of respect and boundaries.
… wanted to throw the pencil sharpener out the window.
… dreaded indoor recess.
… tried really, really hard not to catch all the sickness floating around the classroom.
… spent an entire in-service day daydreaming about all the planning I could be doing.
… wondered what black hole my books have fallen into.
… been unsure of how to react when I realized how my students saw me.
… demonstrated that organizing is a legit hobby.
… had more fun than the students.
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