I am embarrassed to write this but I am going to anyway - I am worn out as this is the first full week we have had of school since before Christmas! This past Monday was the first Monday we have had school since the Monday before Christmas. I know - all you readers are thinking "Teachers. They have no shame with what they complain about!" I am really not complaining. I wouldn't trade my job - well most days I wouldn't, but today I am TIRED! Those kids wore me out. Do you ever have those days, even as a momma, when you think,"If I hear one more person say my name I am going to lose it!!!" Today was that day. If it wasn't the kids it was my phone ringing in my classroom. It rings nonstop. I think people must get the idea I am sitting at my desk staring at the phone and waiting to answer one more call that has someone asking,"Hey, my child can't remember if we ordered a yearbook. Can you?" Really? Argh! I think people forget sometimes that when I get bored of waiting for the phone to ring I do occasionally teach some stuff.
Yesterday I gave my AP students this quote and told them to write a one-pager:
"Reality is something you rise above." They looked at me as though I had six heads. I thought it was a brilliant quote. A much better choice than what I wanted to put: "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers." Of course I would not want them to think I was referring to them. I just want them to know that I too, like the French aristocrats, am always on the lookout for a coup to take place. For on the days when their brain cells seem to not be connecting I tell them in the words of Shakespeare to "Wind up their wit, for by and by it will strike!"
I am sure I am not making sense to many, but as I tell my little scholars, I amuse myself if no one else. Hence the reason they all snicker about their crazy old English teacher who blows a gasket every time her phone rings.
Thus this is my reality and I must rise above it!!!!
One more for thought: "Beauty fades; Dumb is forever."
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A tired teacher who can't wait to go do it all over again tomorrow!