Read Thread: Are you Teacher Material?
8th grade graduation, swim party (We have a pool IN our building...makes a GREAT incentive), movie night that they have to buy the way in to using microsociety money, field day, testing, possibly moving my room, early summer trainings, and two work related retreats...not to mention trying to get my house ready to sell, and a nursery ready in case it doesn't...
Egads! It's a good thing I love my job....'cause I SURELY don't get paid enough for all of that!
Let's face it, you are teacher material if you have the ability to bend over backwards, juggle, balance an unbelievable load, manage 30 rowdy kids, put out lots of little fires, have eyes in the back of your head and ears that can hear the slightest off color whisper, a sincere smile even if you are thinking what a load of bull you are hearing, a caring attitude even if you are sick of the person, and the ability to assure someone out of one side of your mouth, while criticizing their child's worst behaviors which are probably a reflection of their own worst habits out of the other....all while kissing up to SOMEONE or other and grading papers.
No wonder I'm so tired, I thought it was the pregnancy. Turns out I am one of many superheroes!
What bothers me the most about some parents is the "not my child" attitude. Or making excuses for their behavior... "well, Johnny threw the chair at you today because he didn't have breakfast." WHAT!? Really? ok...
Oh, oh, oh, yes! I get that kind of thing all the time! I teach in a pretty affluent school and they just can't believe that their kid might not be perfect!
My latest fav: "He was swinging on the bathroom doors and climbing on the toilets because he's enrolled in gymnastics!"
Sure- every Friday night, 5:30, same Mex restro. If you're ever in VB, let me know!
hmmm. i've never been there. are the margaritas good? =)
We get the frozen margarita with Sangria poured over the top! Yummy!
A restaurant in San Jose called Aqui, makes awesome sangria swirled margaritas. I prefer the pint size over the small size.
Okay, how about a kid openly slapped another kid in the hallway, which I witnessed, gave him detention, and his father is MAD that his kid has detention . . . Hello?? Have you heard the word suspension??? UGH!
LOL We used to go to Uncle Julio's on Fridays after school for these...they must be the official drink of the K-12 teacher!
Got two faves, but can only mention one:
I had a child copy off another (could tell because he never passed spelling tests and had the same answers that the kid next to him did, COMPLETE with spelling errors!). I told the parent and said I wanted them to take the test over by themselves, but the reply was, "Well, in MY day, we had to be CAUGHT cheating!"
And I thought, "No you DIDN'T! You're as old as I am and in MY day, all the teacher had to do was THINK you were cheating and they came by, took the paper, tore it up and gave you a ZERO!"
Sprite~ that was classic!