A great post from the We Are Teachers site written by Hannah Hudson;
Let’s be honest, if you’re a teacher on summer break, you don’t really need a reminder that you’re on summer break. But just in case you’re hit with a sudden case of amnesia, here are 26 reminders of why your lesson book is getting dusty.
- The alarm clock on your cell phone hasn’t been used in weeks.
- You have absolutely no idea what day of the week it is. Wednesday? Saturday? It’s all the same.
- You’ve traded in your sensible teacher clothes for a rotating wardrobe of yoga pants, flip-flops, swimsuits and old T-shirts from college.
- When it comes to accessories, you pat your neck approximately 1 million times a day, checking for the lanyard and school ID that isn’t there.
- You’re making your non-teacher friends jealous with your weekday beach and hammock pictures.
- Only your teacher friends understand that in between those summer snapshots, you’re already prepping and planning for next year.
- Speaking of which, no matter how hard you try, you can’t help yourself from hopping on Pinterest
every so oftenevery day to save cool ideas for your classroom.
- And from testing out some of those ideas on your own kids. Edible solar system play dough, anyone?
- You don’t always respond to your first name or even Mom or Dad. But when someone calls out “Mr. G.!” at the neighborhood pool, you’re all ears.
- Your library card is getting a workout like it hasn’t seen in nine months.
- And if you’re the motivated type, your treadmill is too.
- You run into your students in the most unexpected places.
- Like your shared summer job at the movie theater. #PayTeachersMorePlease
- You have a love-hate relationship with the school supply displays that pop up in July. #TooSoon #ButPrettyPrettyPencils
- Your relationship with your refrigerator, however, is a lot less complicated. Two months of freedom from cafeteria food!
- It’s been weeks since you uttered the words, “One, two, three … eyes on me.”
- To a group of 30 kids anyway … you have been known to say it to your dog.
- The only angry parent you’ve talked to recently is your own. #SorryMom #BeenBusyReading #Really
- If you’re one of those lucky teachers on a nine- or 10-month payroll, budgeting has gotten creative. #BringOntheRamen
- Then again, if you do get a paycheck over the summer, there’s nothing sweeter than seeing that money deposited into your account while you kick back with a book.
- Despite your vow to take a real break from school, you wonder about your former students daily. Are they having a good break? Are they ready for next year? Have they picked up any summer reading?
- And of course, you can’t help obsessing over next year’s group of kids too.
- Sometime in August, you start to get the itch. And the only way to scratch it is to buy school supplies, make seating charts, and brainstorm amazing lessons.
- So as soon as you get the keys to next year’s classroom, you’re in there with a bottle of Windex and a shopping list a mile long.
- Your countdown to the first day of school starts not much longer after the one to the last day of school ends.
- And finally, you recognize that while teachers may have summers off, in many ways they’re always on.