I am about to explode all of my thoughts on blogging lately on this post! So sit back and enjoy (hopefully!!) my random thoughts!
If you are new to the page, you may not know that I am a first grade teacher! So while it may appear that I am present on Facebook throughout the entire day, I actually schedule my posts the night before to post throughout the day. And while I will reply to all of your comments and questions, it will not be until after 4:00 most days! I do treasure each response, seriously, so I will do my best to always get back to you!
So, I have mentioned before that I have had some digestive issues. Most of the time I have a hard time even having a bowel movement once a day. Well, today, I had the exact opposite problem! Let me set the scene for you…..
I had just picked my class up from recess and lunch, and we were back in the classroom. The kids were quietly working on their laptops working on their technology skills when my stomach started to feel weird and gurgle. Panic set in! I had no special this afternoon and therefore, no break until the end of the day when school dismissed! Oh my, I was not going to last that long! I propped my door open and told my teaching neighbor that I was having a bathroom emergency (I felt like one of my students!! If you only knew how many times a day I was told that someone had a bathroom emergency……)! Also…. just to make matters worse…. I was wearing WHITE PANTS!
Anyway, I walked quickly (almost a jog) to the student bathrooms because those are much closer to my classroom. I get there and it appears no one is in there! SCORE!
Let’s just put it this way……. it didn’t sound like I was going “number 2”. And then the story takes a frightening turn……..
I went in stall 2, I always use stall 2! I am a creature of habit. This time, stall 2 was void of all toilet paper. Well, shoot! Panic sets in. What am a going to do?? And then I realized something, I was not alone. The girl in my classroom who had just had a “bathroom emergency” was in there with me. (And had been the whole time….) And then I hear her voice. “Don’t worry, Mrs. Post, it’s just me!” Oh man….. I have probably scarred this girl for life.
After asking “Maggie” to hand me some toilet paper, I put myself together and walked out of that stall (with the little dignity I had left) to wash my hands. Together, we walked back to the classroom.
You guys, I cannot stop chuckling! Hopefully, this is not TMI, and you can get a good chuckle too!
Moral of the Story: Always check a stall for toilet paper before doing “your business”!
|It’s hard to believe it, but school is right around the corner! My first day back is July 31! Even though that is ALMOST August, it sounds so much worse! Here is a tribute to all the wonderful teachers out there! There are so many working hard to do one of the hardest jobs on the planet!! This one’s for you! Continue to do the holiest of jobs to prepare kids!|
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room….. a new school year is right around the corner. Our school system is on a balanced calendar, and our first day is July 31. I know that it is only one day away from August, but July sounds so much worse! This post is dedicated to all the wonderful teachers out there. Keep up the great work. Know that you are loved an appreciate even when you don’t feel it. Keep doing the holiest of work to prepare young minds.
1. Your kids become “our kids”.
When we get a fresh batch of students every year, we take ownership. We love them like our own, worry about them, and truly want to help them be successful. And just because they leave our classroom and move on to a new grade doesn’t stop them from being “our kids”. Once “our kids”, always “our kids”.
2. We don’t have an expense account.
This may surprise many of you, but we do not have an expense account as a teacher. I would say on average, teachers spend around $2000 of their own money every year in their classroom. While many things we need are supplied by the school, not all things are. But we want our students to have a fun and meaningful time while in our rooms. And while it may be silly to you to buy all those supplies at the beginning of the school year, we have thoughtfully planned what tools will be used throughout the year to help everyone be successful.
3. We can’t just be sick.
While in most jobs, if you are sick, you just call in and say you are not going to be in to work that day….. teaching is so not like that. If we are sick, we still have to come to school to get our rooms ready for a substitute teacher. If our kids are sick, we still have to come to school to get our rooms ready for a substitute teacher. If we have a doctor’s appointment….. you get the picture.
4. Sometimes we make mistakes.
While we truly to want what is best for our students, sometimes we make mistakes. We might make a wrong call from time to time because, after all, we are just humans. Occasionally, we may make a grammatical error in a newsletter or email – it’s true. Offer us grace and understanding.
5. We love breaks
When you hear a teacher say how excited they are about an upcoming break or even a weekend, it in no way represents a dislike for teaching or your child. We just enjoy a break from work as much as the next person.
6. We don’t get paid over summer break.
One of the most common things we hear as a teacher is, “Oh, you are so lucky! You get your summers off!” And while, yes, we don’t have to work over the summer, we don’t get paid for that time we have off. Most teachers I know are contracted for 185ish days. And those are the days we are paid for. Drive by a school right now, and you are likely to see it full of cars. You see, we don’t get paid to work the few weeks before school starts. But those name tags won’t put themselves on those desks! 🙂
If you have any fun getaways planned in the upcoming month or two, I have rounded up my favorite outfits to pack! I like to stick to my favorite color group – black, black, and more black!!! Not only does black make me feel slimmer, it also hides stains! If you are like me at all, occasionally (well, maybe more than that) things get spilled!!!
With summer right around the corner, we are all on the search for the perfect dress! Whether you need it for an upcoming wedding, graduation, bridal shower, or date night, here are a few of my favorite dresses! (Affiliate links used.)
Here are a few of my favorite beauty items that I use on a daily basis!! (affiliate links)
I hope some of you wonderful ladies have a wonderful getaway planned for this spring or summer with your significant other, family, or friends! I’ve rounded up 21 versatile pieces to pack in a carry-on suitcase! Yes, almost everything is black! I like to choose one color of shoes to bring so that all the outfits I pack can be interchanged! You know my fashion motto, “Black and white is always right!”