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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??


  1. You asked a really good question - why do they love tiny pencils??? I find them all the time on the floor.


  2. Oh my gosh I have the opposite problem with jackets at the moment!! We have just finished our first week back after summer break (New Zealand) and EVERY day I have to tell kids to take off their jackets. And we aren't talking thin spring jackets, we are talking I could go tramping in Antarctica these jackets are so thick!! They think that because the door is open and it's a windy day that it is cold. Not so weirdo kids not so!!!
    Learning to be awesome

    1. That is so funny!! Just looking at them in their arctic gear must make you sweat! Warm weather is such a distant memory for us here who have been experiencing this terrible and long polar vortex. Hope you had a good summer break!