Monday, March 09, 2009

March Madness in a Teacher's Life

It might be March if I spend more time answering parent emails than I do correcting and recording papers.

It must be March if the kids are so over-energetic and unfocused that we jump at any opportunity for a field trip, no matter where and what it is.

It must be March if teachers are drinking coffee and tea at staff meetings after school -- with full caffeine!

It must be March if there's an argument between teachers, principals, and playground staff over who needs to hold kids in for recess -- because the kids behaved badly for all!

It must be March when a few low-seniority teachers actually feel lucky to be headed for lay-off.

It must be March when the secretary makes an extra pot of coffee in the office and it's gone by first morning recess.

It must be March when teachers actually want to take a sick day.

It must be March when you hear muttering in the lounge about inventing a Ritalin salt-lick.

It might be March when people on the calendar committee deny they had anything to do with scheduling the later-than-usual Spring Break.

It must be March when classroom teachers start looking at crisis intervention training as a necessity, not an option.

It must be March when the specialists close their doors and say, "I'm glad I'm not a regular classroom teacher!"

And finally, it must be March when teachers start to plan how to get even on April Fools Day!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Flea said...

I love this! I'm sending it to all my teacher friends. :)

3/09/2009 6:50 PM  
Blogger TC said...

Ahem ... a March madness post and no mention of college basketball?? For shame. ;~P

3/09/2009 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Kristin T. (@kt_writes) said...

This is so great! You and I were clearly thinking along the same lines with our blog posts this week, weren't we? But I love getting a peek at a teacher's perspective on spring. Good luck!

3/11/2009 9:23 AM  

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