12 Months In the Life of a Teacher

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Teaching never gets easier, we just get better. It’s a profession that forces us to laugh, to cry, and to work harder than we ever thought we could. We became teachers because we want to make a difference in the world, but most of the time we’re just trying to make it through each day, each month, and each year. Our bank accounts may be empty but our hearts are full, so we teach on…


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All confident for the start of a new year, a fresh slate…

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Unafraid, ready to take on any and every challenge…

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Halloween is coming… time to decorate our classrooms AGAIN…

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And time to sweat our a$$es off in ridiculous costumes…

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Thanksgiving festivities bring on more holiday activity preparations…

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But on that long Thanksgiving weekend, we eat like pigs and fall into a turkey-coma for days…

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Back from Thanksgiving break, AND it’s already time to get in the Christmas spirit!

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Time to get bombarded with stuff to get done before the holiday break, and have our teaching responsibilities get reduced to crowd-control…

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Great, a New Year! Oh wait… that means 3 months until the next school break…(tears)

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Just wake me up when it’s Winter Break…

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Valentine’s Day = more holiday activities…

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But… chocolate!

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Day Light Savings = one hour less of sleep… teachers’ worst nightmare!

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Caffeine is about the only reason we survive each day…

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Crawling until Spring Break…

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 And this is how we celebrate our Spring Break…

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The struggle is real…

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Hanging on for dear life until the end of the school year…

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PURE EXHAUSTION has settled in…

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Trying to hold it all together…

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The truth is, even when we’re on break, we’re still thinking about our classes…

Pinning classroom ideas on Pinterest…

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Typing up lesson plans, curriculums, etc…

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And spending whatever’s left in our bank accounts at the end of summer on school supplies!

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