How You Know It’s Summer If You Are a Teacher
by Mark Lyons
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Summers have been around for a long time. So have teachers. But how do teachers know it’s summer? Here are a few ways they can tell.
- They’ve almost forgotten what lessons plans are.
- They can’t smell their classroom anymore.
- They get home before 6:00 pm.
- Their writing hand is cramp free.
- No paper cuts.
- They get used to people calling them by their first name (or just Mom or Dad).
- They’ve stop counting down the days until the weekend.
- They almost start looking forward to faculty meetings.
- They can’t remember the names of all of the students they had last school year.
- They have to actually count on their fingers to remember all of the names of the teachers on their team.
- They can remember from one day to the next what their family looks like other than glancing at the photos of them on their classroom desk.
- They can’t remember what their log in password is for their school computer.
- The first person they text each day is not a grade level team member.
- They wake up at 8:00 am in a cold sweat thinking their alarm clock didn’t go off.
- They haven’t had a dream about not being ready for their teacher evaluation in over two weeks.
- They wear jeans on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- They miss Universal Screening days.
- They stand up each day and put their right hand over their heart but aren’t sure why.
- They no longer carry around a clipboard.
- They no longer eat lunch in less than 10 minutes.
- They go to bed before 1:00 am.
- They feel like a nap after lunch and don’t care if anyone catches them.
- They realize it’s okay to wear shorts on a weekday.
- They get to see the sunrise and sunset from anywhere other than a classroom.
- They get up each weekday morning after their significant other.
- They don’t wear sensible shoes.
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