Wednesday, August 1, 2007

For you non-educators out there

Just so you know, this is how teachers survive the first two weeks of work:

1.) DO NOT sit down until you are ready to go to sleep because you can doze off anywhere, anytime, without any warning at all.

2.) Keep working. Do NOT think about the to do list or how long it is. Just keep plugging along.

3.) Eat when you can. Lunch might be at 1:00 one day and 10:45 the next. Just eat.

4.) Sleep like a log and take up as much of the bed as you can.

5.) Shop early for school supplies so you spend as little time in the store as possible. The longer you it takes you in Wal-Mart, or Target or Kohl's or any other store for that matter, the higher the risk of running into students, past, present or those you don't even know. The more students you run into, the more talking you have to do, thus wasting valuable time with your toddler or in your classroom.

6.) Wear the most comfortable shoes you own, even if they don't match.

7.) Make your lists during meetings. Chances are you've heard it all before. If not, you'll perk up when your brain registers new information.

I think that's about it for now. But it IS 10:30 and I did wake up at 5:30 this morning. I'm going to bed now.


Kyla said...

Goodnight, sleep tight!

christinator said...

You're almost through the first week! You can make it! You can sleep till noon tomorrow. :o)

Arizaphale said...

This is soo great!! As a fellow 'chalkie' I can relate!! I sleep on the sofa in the staff room at lunchtimes nowadays. Mainly because I blog too much though!! :-D