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A Teacher’s Haiku

24 Mar

A Teacher's Haiku

 

 

important papers
uncounted hours aching brain
conference season

 

 

Being in Charge

28 Jan

Okay, I admit it.  I like being in charge. 

I’ve also been known to assert my authority once in awhile.  

“I’ll be the teacher, you be ‘Joey’.” 

This is my subtle reminder to those not so subtle children who make a habit of correcting others, and in the process annoying those children that they are attempting to correct.  

Usually it works.  

Usually.

Until I had  a particularly bright child who finally decided to let me be in charge and finally allowed me to correct the children, but still felt the need to inform me of the many wrong doings that I was so obviously missing.

“Teacher Boss, Teacher Boss!  She is budging in line”

“Teacher Boss, Teacher Boss…”

Maybe I should’ve been insulted.  Instead I laughed. 

Hey, if the name fits…

I think that it fits quite well, actually. 

Only a Teacher Boss would use the line “Hey, don’t make me use my bossy voice” to a group of slightly out of control children to grab their attention, and have the children respond by sitting and listening.

A Teacher Boss knows when to use her bossy voice, and she can use it well.

I am Teacher Boss

I am in charge.

So don’t make me use my bossy voice. 

Mrs. V

A striking likeness

28 Sep

This picture of me was drawn by a budding portrait artist in my classroom.

What more can I say?

I am flattered.

Mrs. V

Name Games

15 Sep

I’m ecstatic.  I know all of my students’ names. 

Well, at least today I do.

Please don’t ask me outside of the classroom if a particular child is a morning or afternoon student, because that is a question I probably won’t be able to answer just yet.  Some things will take a little extra time.

I have many students with names that start with the same sound.  Imagine having a *Cindy, Sarah, Suzy, Savannah, Sandy and Saul in one class, for example.  Maybe it is just me, but my brain starts to mix up those names.  I will say Michael when I mean Matthew, and I will say Jessica when I mean Jennifer. 

I also have many names that sound similar like McKenzie and McKenna, for example.  This is yet another speed bump for my brain and more names to stumble over. 

Add to those obstacles the chance that I might call a student by their older sibling’s name, and it is amazing that I can correctly learn any child’s name, ever.

But I have done it.

Now the goal is to remember all of their names for the next school day.

Keeping in mind, of course, that on most mornings I have to run back into the house to grab my forgotten lunch. 

Mrs. V

*All the names used in this post are fictional and not the actual names of any of my students.

Waiting

6 Sep

anticipating

alarm shockingly ringing

school year beginning

Mrs. V