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Under the Oaks ……..

Morning and welcome to the third quarter!

My wife was spurring me on the other day, as it is always difficult to start after the winter holiday, and she sent me the following quotes. The last one is my favourite.

  1.  “The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.”
  2.   “How do you know you’re a teacher?
  3. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things
  4. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line
  5. You walk into a store and hear the words , “It’s Ms/Mr ……..” and know you have been spotted
  6. You have 25 people who accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another
  7. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes
  8. You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day – lunch and planning period
  9. You start saving things because most likely you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom
  10. You want to slap the next person who says, “must be nice to work 9 to 3 and have summers off”
  11. You believe chocolate is a food group
  12. You can tell if it’s full moon without ever looking outside.
  13. “When a teacher enjoys teaching, kids just know”
  14. “Teaching seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while providing colourful and informative commentary on the scenery.”

Have a great term



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