Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What makes a Grumpy Teacher??

While I love all of my students, they can really drive me insane sometimes. With all the cold weather we've had, I just don't understand why it's so cool to be cold! It's below-zero, yet the kiddos just hang the hood of their coats on their heads without actually putting on their coats or leave holding their mittens instead of wearing them...what gives?? That vein starts protruding out of my neck as I'm shouting at them, "Good grief...put your coat on! Why is it so cool to be cold?" And then they just give me that giggle, you know, the you're-too-old-and-unhip-to-understand giggle.

Secondly...tiny pencils. Why is it so hard for students to part with their little pencils, even when I'm offering them new, free ones?
In case you're wondering, I discreetly stole this pencil from a student...I'm terrible!

And last, sometimes I'm a Grumpy Teacher when I'm just green with envy. This door decoration from one of the first grade teachers in my school just makes me want to hang my head in shame. I still have autumn leaves stuck to the windows of my classroom door...and I didn't even put them there.

What makes you a Grumpy Teacher??