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How You Know It’s Summer If You Are a Teacher


How You Know It’s Summer If You Are a Teacher

by Mark Lyons

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.

            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.

  1. They’ve almost forgotten what lessons plans are.
  2. They can’t smell their classroom anymore.
  3. They get home before 6:00 pm.
  4. Their writing hand is cramp free.
  5. No paper cuts.
  6. They get used to people calling them by their first name (or just Mom or Dad).
  7. They’ve stop counting down the days until the weekend.
  8. They almost start looking forward to faculty meetings.
  9. They can’t remember the names of all of the students they had last school year.
  10. They have to actually count on their fingers to remember all of the names of the teachers on their team.
  11. 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.
  12. They can’t remember what their log in password is for their school computer.
  13. The first person they text each day is not a grade level team member.
  14. They wake up at 8:00 am in a cold sweat thinking their alarm clock didn’t go off.
  15. They haven’t had a dream about not being ready for their teacher evaluation in over two weeks.
  16. They wear jeans on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  17. They miss Universal Screening days.
  18. They stand up each day and put their right hand over their heart but aren’t sure why.
  19. They no longer carry around a clipboard.
  20. They no longer eat lunch in less than 10 minutes.
  21. They go to bed before 1:00 am.
  22. They feel like a nap after lunch and don’t care if anyone catches them.
  23. They realize it’s okay to wear shorts on a weekday.
  24. They get to see the sunrise and sunset from anywhere other than a classroom.
  25. They get up each weekday morning after their significant other.
  26. They don’t wear sensible shoes.

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