The wonderfully hysterical and creative Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits and the fabulous Amanda from One Extra Degree have both shared their top ten reasons they know Christmas is near.
Besides the fact that both of these blogs are an absolute MUST FOLLOW because of their creativity and knowledge, these girls are just too funny!! You must stop by and see them both if you haven't already.
I don't quite have a top ten because, well, I am just too tapped to be creative lately so I will just share a bit of my experiences thus far.
Wait. There is something you must know before reading this...it might change your whole viewpoint when reading it.
We are in school until Friday.
Aaaaaa!!!! Ok, here it goes...
Reasons I know Christmas is near:
You are now giving a report every two hours to provide a countdown of:
A. How many days 'til vacation
B. How many days of vacation
You have a set speech that takes place each day, about maintaining control and decorum even though everyone is very, very excited about the holiday. This speech is very powerful and stirring. It truly is one of the best of your teaching career. This speech has little effect, if any.
The energy level in the building is so palpable, you can literally feel it. It's not a good feeling.
Recess and lunch duties have taken on new meaning. They are no longer mere duties, they are a matter of survival. Each and every second you wait for the classroom teacher to pick up his/her class is pure and utter agony.
You pick up your class from the cafeteria after lunch and each female student is sporting an elaborate hairpiece, constructed entirely of napkins and straws. And you thought you were lucky you didn't have lunch duty that day!
Well, joking aside, I am hoping to try out some of the lovely things I have read on your blogs this week. It will go quickly, right?? Please reassure me!
Who's out on vacation already? If not, when are you out? Please, SOMEONE, tell me you are in until Friday with me, so we can support one another!!