So...I am starting a new monthly linky and I would love other teachers to link up with their favorite funny teacher stories. Face it, the dealing with the general populace and the concept of funny are a natural match.
So here goes.
Five years ago I was moved to second grade. From fifth grade. With two weeks notice. Nothing funny about that, especially since I had never taught below fourth grade and I had never been self-contained. I started my year not knowing what in the world I was doing. I had this group of little people in my room...all...day...long. And mixed into this group were the two second grade behavior problems.
One of these little people (we'll call him Johnny) was especially difficult. We'd walk down the hall and other teachers would see him and you could see it in their eyes..."Oh you've got Johnny..." Of course, Johnny was never absent. If there was ever a time that he didn't feel well and put his head down on his desk, I just let it go and hoped like hell that my administrator didn't come in to observe me.
I survived that year, and I learned to like second grade. The following year I started strong and was then side-railed by a surgery that I didn't know was going to be so complicated. I ended up being out for a full month. Right before I went back to work I had a dream that I was getting my classroom ready when I heard someone knocking on the window. I turned around, and there with his little body and face pressed against the window was....Johnny. He was yelling for me to let him in. I actually started screaming! I woke up sitting straight up in bed, sweating with my heart beating really hard. OMG!
Y'all have a great week!
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