First Grade is Frying My Brain
The other day I forgot how old I was for almost a full minute. I am not making this up. I had to do the math in my head. And if you know me, you know why it took me almost a full minute to figure it out. It's been like this since I started teaching - unless I write something down, it flies right out of my head. Why do you think I wear my name badge every day? Because it's only a short glance down to check my name.
But really, first grade is the hardest job I've ever loved. They make me laugh and smile every day. And in closing, I'd like to share something that didn't happen to me, but it's so funny I just have to share. One of my fellow teachers got so annoyed by her kids one day that she threatened that they were going to make her "horns" stick out. Apparently, she actually has a pair of novelty horns she brings out sometimes. Anyhoo, the next day one of her boys was being especially difficult, so finally she asked him why he was behaving so badly. And he said.............
"I'm triying to make your nipples stick out!"