You may have seen the news article going around right now about things that 3rd graders wish their teacher knew. In response, here are several things that I wish my students knew. I bet you could add several of your own.
I wish my students knew:
-I don’t like all this testing either.
-In front of the class I have to keep a straight face, but sometimes your inappropriate comments are totally hilarious.
-Lately my school kids have been getting more of my time than my own kids.
-It makes my day when you cheer because I’m back at school after a sub day.
-Even when I go home, I still think about you, worry about you, and feel proud of you.
-I can tell your hyperactivity is out of your control. I desperately wish your parents would talk to your doctor about it.
-I had no idea how hard this job would be. The idea that I’m an important part of your life keeps me coming back everyday
-Don’t worry that you can’t solve this, there’s a good chance that you’ll never encounter a problem like this in real life.
-I was up until midnight preparing this lesson…that’s why your lack of effort is especially frustrating.
-I don’t get elementary school humor, but I laugh ’cause I’m nice.
-On the first day of school I’m just as nervous about you as you are about me.