Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Know You Are A Primary Teacher When...

This is an awesome thread started over at The Inspired Apple.

You Know You Are A Primary Teacher When...

  • You have perfected the "Look" that makes any kid freeze.
  • You can recognize all your students voices by one word utterances.
  • Every trip to Walmart/Target/Dollar General/Dollar Tree yields something for your classroom. Sometimes it is more than a few somethings.
  • You refer to your 20 odd students as your "kids."
  • You HATE pencils.
  • You spend hours on the computer looking up new ideas and creating new things.
  • You wish you could change your name just about every day.
  • You want to count how many times you say: "Stop talking." "Sit down." "Stay in line." "Make a good choice!" (We all know those number in the hundreds daily.
  • You can have an entire conversation with a student using only facial expressions and hand motions.
  • You love receiving nice notes and pictures from your "kids."
  • A hug can make a huge difference.
  • One-on-one time is a luxury, but the kids love spending that extra time with you. I love how it can completely change your relationship with a student.
  • You can see such growth in each child by the end of the year.


Fern Smith said...

How about mechanical pencils? I feel like such a meanie, but they are banned in our room! The tears start when it keeps breaking!
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Mrs. Morris said...

I have tried the mechanical pencils and the kids love them, but they are mostly broken or lost by now. (I handed them out at the beginning of the semester.) Oh well.

Abby said...

So true about the one-on-one moments with students! Thanks for playing along!!!! :)

JenniferL said...

I love yours! Especially the one about calling your class your kids. They are our kids!

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