Inspired by this YouTube video, and also by my strong desire not to think about how 40% (or 100%, really, when you get right down to it) of my worth as an educator will be determined by some anonymous test-taker who does not know or care about me, my students, or their individual challenges and gifts, I decided, for today, to compose a short "Stuff [because this is a family blog, after all] Teachers On Vacation Say." You may feel free to borrow it as a shooting script for your own clever YouTube video if you like. I don't do videos.
[rubbing eyes upon waking] Oh, my, it's...it's...LIGHT outside!
[in the restroom] Wow, I can go to the bathroom WHENEVER I WANT!
[while reading the paper] Awww, heck yeah! Sale on business casual separates at TJ Maxx!
I'm going to read this book that I will never, ever teach in a class, just because I think it looks good!
[whenever leaving the house while on vacation--elementary school teachers] Auuughhh! CHILDREN!!!
[whenever leaving the house while on vacation--high school teachers] Auuughhh! TEENAGERS!!!
What I, Miss Eyre, actually said at the beginning of my break last Friday, to a colleague:
"Do you know if the building is going to be open next week?"