On Opening Day, each year, I gave each staff member an inspirational poem about being a teacher. The poems were typed on decorative paper with a small trinket (hear, shell) attached. Often I would see it in the classrooms, and that made all the printing and gluing worth the effort.
So, as we end our semester together, I want to share with you my Opening Day poem from 2010-2011. How many of the 13 items below sound like you this past semester?
I hope you enjoyed your student teaching experience. It’s time to go out and find the teaching job that is right for you! Enjoy the journey friends. You’ve got this.
Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials, in faculty meeting at times in the bathroom.
Real teachers cheer when they hear April 1st or Halloween does not fall on a school day.
Real teachers can’t walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line (or at least thinking about it).
Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards or turning their backs on the class.
Real teachers are written-up in medical journals for the size and elasticity of kidneys and bladders.
Real teachers have been timed gulping down a full lunch in 2 minutes.
Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at Open House.
Real teachers are solely responsible for the destruction of the rain forest.
Real teachers have their best conferences in the parking lot.
Real teachers have never heard an original excuse.
Real teachers buy Tylenol and Advil at Costco.
Real teachers will eat anything that is put in the Faculty Room.
Real teachers know secretaries and custodians run the school.
Real teachers hear the heartbeats of crisis; always have time to listen; know they teach students, not subjects; and are non-expendable.
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING A CAREER THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN KIDS LIVES.
Eleven months down in 2019, how are you doing on those New Years Resolutions? If you are still working on catching up on professional development, take a look at this month’s newsletter. All 12 November posts are below, as well as ALL the posts since I started the blog in September 2018. My New Year’s Resolution to get the Threeringsconnections’ newsletter out on a timely, consistent schedule is accomplished: 11 down and 1 more to go! Have a great month!
I choose my favorites each month for different reasons. Sometimes it’s timeliness, a hot education topic, student teacher needs or as a family and friends resource. Sometimes, it’s just, BECAUSE. Enjoy!
My local friends the closest location is Danbury, Ct. (Approximately 40 mins. from Fishkill area.
Scholastic Books Warehouse offers for a limited a limited time only deep discounts on books. This holiday you can purchase “Buy One, Get One Box” from hundreds of books, gifts, and school supplies. There is even a Build a Box opportunity! Refresh your school, home, and classroom libraries, and stock up on gifts for everyone.
For every item you buy, choose an item of equal or lesser value for FREE
Shop from a large assortment of already reduced items
No limits on how many items you can buy
Build-a-Box is included with the BOGO offer (yes, Danbury has it)
Perfect way to maximize school purchase orders, grants, and Title 1 funds
Coupon is $10.00 off a purchase of $100.00. OR $25.00 off a purchase of $100.00 using Scholastic Dollars.
Danbury, CT Warehouse Sale:
Weekday Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Sundays
The Danbury location is a Build-a-Box event. As many books as you can fit in a box for less than $29.95.