Primary Teachers are QUIRKY!
Quirky is defined as…
” something that is strange/not normal but cool. Unconventional, surprising, odd.”
You mean ME? I am… ODD?
Here are the top 5 reasons PRIMARY Teachers are QUIRKY!
We like to “DRESS UP”!
Now in most professions, there is a RULE of PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE.
In Teaching…we are a little “QUIRKY”!
We tend to “go the extra mile!”
And it’s a GOOD thing!
( May have to add that to THING 1 & THING 2).
You get MY drift!
How many TEACHER Tshirts do YOU own?
Do YOU wear SCHOOL shirts on FRIDAY?
Do YOU OWN a Dr. Suess HAT?
Do you DESIRE a pair of shoes or socks that look like a PENCIL?
See? Just a LITTLE QUIRKY!
Who can chase little ones
or grab the glue bottle
before it puddles
on the floor..
Who doesn’t LOVE to walk into a room smelling of…
We all DO!
And so we PACK IN THE SMELLY STUFF!
And then …24 LITTLE ONES go outside for RECESS.
AND they come back in…
SMELLING LIKE WET PUPPIES!
And SOME of those 6-year-old WET PUPPIES…
And so…we retreat to our OLD FRIEND…
* in MY district you NOW must obtain a 1 hr. PD and get a “CERTIFICATE” to use CLOROX wipes in the classroom.
A Little QUIRKY!
But…we do what we need to do to survive!
Myself…I prefer cookie dough candles…
DON’T LIGHT THEM…
JUST SMELL THEM!
A Primary teacher’s lunch is a LITTLE QUIRKY!
First, it has to have pieces that can be held in
I always laugh when someone says,
” You HAVE 40 minutes for LUNCH?”
Yeah…after I get 25 kids to the cafeteria.
AND…one doesn’t forget their lunch and we have to walk back & do it AGAIN!
AND…if I don’t have to call a parent.
AND..if I don’t need to run off papers.
AND..if I don’t need to correct spelling tests, prepare the SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, write a note,
GO TO THE BATHROOM!
( Don’t forget to EAT…it will be ANOTHER 4 hours until you are FREE!)
So…bring a lunch that can be eaten in ONE HAND!
The other hand MAY BE BUSY!
A LITTLE QUIRKY!
Those DREADED WORDS!
Do It YOURSELF…NEVER! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
I don’t think I have EVER started a DIY where I didn’t involve someone else!
Thank YOU to my WONDERFUL HUBBY…
He puts up with my QUIRKINESS!
Did YOU feel your hands get clammy?
How your heart rate INCREASED?
Do you have a smile on YOUR FACE?
NEON SPRAY PAINT!
Do YOU feel the “NEED”…to spray
I know..it’s OK…
I think some people are “wired” with it.
The NEED to PAINT!
And we do…
We will SPRAY EVERYTHING!
( I’m sure SOMEWHERE…there is a 12 step program for this!)
Are you QUIRKY about BAGS?
No.Not grocery bags.
I mean BIG, LONG HANDLED, BRIGHTLY COLORED, (maybe) on wheels,
“I Like BIG bags & I cannot lie…”
(I think it’s a SONG)
LOOK AT THE BRIGHT COLORS!
We will carry 50-80 POUNDS of STUFF in ONE BAG…
GOTTA keep MY hands FREE!
And not think twice about it.
I AM NOT walking BACK to MY classroom AGAIN!
Yes…I can carry it ALL in one trip!
(Why do my shoulders & my back hurt so much?!)
But LOOK at the BRIGHT COLORS! So cute!
No…I will NOT buy 24 folders at TARGET for 17 cents each!
I just bought the CUTEST “31” BAG.. 🙂
A LITTLE QUIRKY!
Some of us were meant to be PRIMARY TEACHERS.
AND some are NOT!
To those who are…
HOLD YOUR SPRAYPAINTED FINGER UP HIGH…
WEAR YOUR T-SHIRTS PROUDLY…
AND SMELL the QUIRKINESS in YOUR WORLD!
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