10 steps to a happy September

Ten Steps to a happy September (or August if you go back early like us Texas teachers):

1. Develop short term amnesia: forget about all of that summer fun, it's all behind you now. It's over. Pretend it never happened.

2. Prepare your classroom ahead of time.

3. Find an organizational system that works for you, and then USE IT!

4. Remember to go to bed early, as in before it even gets dark.

5. Refrain from working 14 hour days, even though the temptation is there.

6. Remind yourself of all of those great activities you found over the summer that you were going to try this year. Do at least one!

7. Drill those routines and procedures into your students until you're blue in the face!

8. Suck up to your principal, the school secretaries, and the janitorial staff.

9. Remind yourself of all the happy parts of teaching. Focus on those. Smile.

10. Refrain from counting down until the next summer break!!


Tara said...

This is awesome and a nice chuckle to start my day:) Open house tomorrow.....yikes!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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Miss Teacher said...

#1 had me laughing out loud :)

Stacey said...

This is great!!


Megan said...

Thanks for the list! I need that right about now!

Bethany said...

Don't count down to summer is right!! Holy crap that would be torture. Just go for a Christmas break countdown...

Literacy Teacher said...
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Literacy Teacher said...

This is great! I am going to link your post on my blog!


Randy et Jan said...

especially number 10!!!

Sparkling said...

Wow, August. We never start before Sept. 1 and I get on my knees and thank God for that for all of August! My issue is that I spend the first 2 weeks of school convinced I have a disease because I am so tired by the end of the day! After a summer of not standing all day and talking my head off, the first 2 weeks just kill me. And all I can think about is my hammock.

Ashleigh said...

This is great! You have made an excellent top 10 list. I may need to print this out.

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