At lunch today, my teammates and I were talking about what we want for Christmas this year. My standard response this year is, "I want it to be May." This has been a challenging group of kids, to say the least.
This got me thinking about some other things that a teacher would want for Christmas.
Here's my top ten list:
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(1) Summer vacation to get here faster
(2) Letters to parents to go out like the howlers in Harry Potter. You know, the ones where they yell the information and it goes directly to the right person. Not that I would want it to scream but, then, parents would have no excuse not to know about something. (Is anybody else tired of typing a newsletter each week and only a few parents read it?)
(3) A longer lunch break--My friends who aren't teachers don't understand why I can't ever go out to eat lunch?
(4) Papers that would grade themselves. I HATE grading papers more than anything.
(5) Technology that would always work. It never fails when I have something big planned that my Activboard quits working or the Internet is too slow.
(6) Pencils that would sharpen themselves. I could sharpen pencils for hours a day and there would still be not sharpened pencils in the "Ready to Write" pencil cup. I think I have a pencil monster in my room.
(7) For it to always be nice weather during recess. (Although I do love Adventures to Fitness)
(8) Kids that are unable to tattle (pet peeve of mine)
(9) Parents who work with their children at home --(I do have some good ones this year)
(10) Everything you need for your classroom without having to spend your own personal money
I would love to hear what you have on your Teacher's Christmas list. Leave me a comment with what you would like to add.
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