If you are a teacher, you’ll understand my title! You’ll understand how I do not want to turn the page on my calendar! Yesterday, someone said “school is starting soon!” I yelled at them to stop saying swear words! Bahaha!! Even though I’m getting refreshed, taking time to drink my coffee, going to the bathroom whenever I please, it is hard to think it’s time to go back to work. But in the same thought, I can’t wait to get back! I do love seeing all the kids. I love creating a room inviting and ready for kids to learn.
August, a swear word. The word some parents are excited to hear, knowing their children will be going back to class. The word some parents cry hearing, knowing their first or their last baby will be going off to school. The word when stores go crazy filling every aisle with stuff they think all kids need (hint… They don’t need fidget spinners!).
August, a swear word. The word that gets all teachers’ fingers cramping from Pinterest searching or TPT searching. The word that spouses cringe at, knowing their bank accounts will be dwindling with every pack of crayons brought into the house (or sometimes hidden in the backs of cars!) The word that gets all kids jumping and excited to play more games and sports, then thinking about all the NEW Stuff they get, and their friends they will soon see!
August, a swear word. When trying to school supply shop, and the realization sets in that it is too late. All the folders in the required colors are gone. The suggested pencils are gone. Your child’s tears start, because their beloved character is no longer available on a lunch box. It’s also not available on the backpack either. Worst parent award is coming in the mail soon, nominated by your child!
August, a swear word. Are there enough lunches and dinners planned? Have the dinners been prepped and frozen? Are the bus schedules correct? Are the supplies correctly labeled? Are the uniforms or school clothes ready? Or if not, have you at least done the style show to see if last year’s clothes still fit?
Try not to swear too much this year, especially in front of teachers!
PS… Never tell a teacher they didn’t work all summer. The teacher brain never turns off. They never stop thinking of ideas for next year. Many get second, or third jobs, since many teaching jobs don’t pay the big bucks. If you’re able, find a classroom and make a donation. Speaking for all teachers, they will be so appreciative!!
Happy August!! Ahhh, I just swore!!!!
Gift cards for the teacher are also a great idea to start the year right! LOL! Here is an affiliate link that will give me a little extra, but not be any extra on your end!