This summer the memories of my first year of teaching comes floating back and more specifically the insane things you would have heard me say. So had you been a fly on my wall, here are some of most cringe-worthy....
Put your name on the board!
One more check mark and we are calling your parents.
You will have to stay in for recess since you did not return your test.
I am sorry your mother did not sign it, you will lose a recess and bring it back tomorrow.
I do not think he deserves to be in the talent show since he does not do his homework.
What do you mean you didn't have time? It was homework!
Sit in your chair and listen.
Put that chair down. Put that table down. DO NOT SLAM MY DOOR!
Stop sharpening that pencil.
Don't you have your own school supplies?
Do you see these zeroes? That means you are failing 4th grade.
I am doing this for your own good.
The goal? Well for you to do this assignment.
Ah yes, the plight of a first year teacher. I barely recognize myself in them and yet I know who that person was because if I didn't then I wouldn't know who this teacher is today. We all have our journeys as teachers, mine took me far away from this, and for that I am thankful. Where does your journey lead you?