You know you're a teacher when...

(32 Posts)
MrsCK Mon 29-Jun-15 20:58:05

Wimbledon is on in the background and you hear "Broady's made good progress this year" and you're immediate thought is "how many levels?"

Anyone got any others?

HettyD Mon 29-Jun-15 21:04:45

You get excited at the idea of new highlighters and a fresh packet of post-its!
You know you have 3 yr9 lessons left (and the DVD is ready...)
You are nearly 40 but still have to plan what to wear to prom...

BrianButterfield Mon 29-Jun-15 21:07:48

You have poorly children and you and DH need to take alternate days off. You check your timetable first to see which class you most want to miss which day will be the easiest to cover first. Ahem.

CrockedPot Mon 29-Jun-15 21:07:57

You are looking forward to the end of July when you when know you will sleep for two days to catch up on all the sleepless nights, and then will start planning how September will come and this year will be yours and your pupils 'best year ever'!

MrsCK Mon 29-Jun-15 21:10:11

hahahaha these made me laugh! I completely am with the what to wear to prom dilemma, along with the countdown for year 9! I have never grown out of the new September, best year ever mindset either. When I was a student it was always the same!

Chipsahoythere Mon 29-Jun-15 21:13:32

I have 4 lessons left with year 9. Kept saying it to the ones with heads down on the desk today.

End of term so near and yet so far!

DoloresLandingham Mon 29-Jun-15 21:14:18

December 31 always feels anticlimactic because New Year's Eve is really 31 August.

MidniteScribbler Tue 30-Jun-15 03:35:46

....you can hold your bladder for an impossibly long time.

On the same note.... you always take every opportunity when you can to go to the toilet because you never know when the next chance will be.

nailsathome Tue 30-Jun-15 04:21:18

The man in morrisons puts back his packet of ham because you've used teacher voice on your 3 yr old and he thought you were talking to him

CharlesRyder Tue 30-Jun-15 19:09:39

In morrisons your DH puts back his packet of ham because you've used teacher voice on your 3 yr old and he thought you were talking to him.

FuzzyWizard Tue 30-Jun-15 20:45:21

You know you look like a teacher when random kids at tube stations that you've never met let alone taught call you Miss. blush I was even in weekend clothes!

HettyD Tue 30-Jun-15 21:27:18

Thought of another...when you plan to see 'holiday' friends who you only ever see during school holidays!!

elephantoverthehill Tue 30-Jun-15 21:34:30

The only time you stop clock watching is at the end of August when you are properly relaxed. 2.45 is the start of the afternoon during the holidays not the end of the day.

ceebelle83 Wed 01-Jul-15 09:54:40

You feel really guilty about taking time off when you are sick...with a kidney infection...at 33 weeks pregnant...in a heatwave!

toomuchicecream Wed 01-Jul-15 19:59:44

DH says that you know you're married to a teacher when...

you can't find something you need and realise it's been taken in to fucking school.

(In his case the cling film to wrap his lunch yesterday which was with the greaseproof paper and tin foil in my bag, ready to be tested to see if it would be a suitable material to make an umbrella from).

Esker Thu 02-Jul-15 00:15:05

You know when you're an English teacher when... In conversation with friends you mentally 'mark' their use of language. Eg a friend remarked that they were 'hemorrhaging money' and I thought: 'Great use of metaphor AND complex vocabulary- DOUBLE TICK'

elephantoverthehill Thu 02-Jul-15 00:32:32

You need the summer hols Esker

echt Thu 02-Jul-15 04:36:22

You have school work you take home to do that never gets out of the car, it just goes for a holiday.

<Having said that, I've just heaved out my school bag from the car boot (to make room for plants pots and various composts, etc.) and found a school DVD I'd picked for the hols and forgotten. "Breakfast Club" since you asked. Also a thank-you bar of chocolate from a student who left this term. I'm going to watch the DVD this arvo, and put the choc in the fridge for DH and DD to fight over as I'm not fond of the stuff.>.

I'm in Australia, so already on holiday smile
But only for a fortnight sad

Ooh, the sun's come out. Yay.

echt Thu 02-Jul-15 04:38:17

Oh my God, Esker, you're not wrong.

I go…oooh nice use of the subjunctive there. grin

MythicalKings Thu 02-Jul-15 04:58:50

You give the "over the glasses death stare" to misbehaving DCs while out and about and they quieten down and slink back to their mystified parents.

albertcamus Thu 02-Jul-15 09:32:39

You're at the airport / on the ferry / en route to holiday. You have :

1 Eyebags
2 Glass of wine in hand
3 Irrational dislike of all children, including your own
blush

phlebasconsidered Fri 03-Jul-15 19:11:17

You buy 30 bars of value soap on Friday and spend Saturday evening with a glass of wine practising soap carving for Monday.

You know all the rules for playground games at 45. And knew them all 35 years ago, before "Stuck in the Mud" became "Stuck on the loo"

thatone Fri 03-Jul-15 20:17:13

You start to relax thinking 'reports done, levels submitted all summer events finished' when you find out you have an observation in two days and then you remember that this kind of lull is very deceptive.

CharlesRyder Fri 03-Jul-15 20:21:07

Oh no, thatone - I am in exactly that lull! I was planning on rolling down the summer holidays hill. Please don't tell me I can't!!

SuffolkNWhat Fri 03-Jul-15 20:47:31

When the end is in sight but just that little too far away to fully unwind and crack out the "fun" activities that enable you to finally clear up your classroom cupboard you have been meaning to tackle since the second week of October.

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