Teacher Talk Tuesday: Back to Cool and Not So Cool School

It's that time of year again, the first day of school. Ahhh, the smell of new backpacks, freshly sharpened pencils, and fresh new kicks. It's exciting for both students and teachers.

Sure I am sad as hell that summer has come and gone, but it is nice to have a routine again. I've been a lazy lump of fat all summer and now it's time to get movin' and groovin'. Unfortunately, this does not agree with the swelling in my legs.

I tried to wear shoes but apparently my fat trunks don't fit anymore. So I am still rockin' my flip flops. Can you tell by the dirty tops that I've been wearing them too much? And are you judging me for being disgusting and showing you such a picture? Apologies.
Another enemy of mine is the heat. God help me. 104 degrees of butt ass heat all week. Hormones plus heat equals the death of me. Remind me to not to be pregnant during the hottest months of the year. Thank God for making these little tiny fans. I am so in love with this thing because it keeps me so comfy! And might I say yellow keeps a fellow happy at work!
Then there are these ants. Lots and lots of ants. My classroom is literally built on an ant mountain, freakin' The Andes of the ant colony I'm sure. All the classrooms in my building are infested. This is not pleasant. I especially love when they are crawling on my face while I'm trying to teach a lesson on the importance of being a responsible student. Luckily, I don't feel that bad for killing all of them and even wishing heartache to their little ant families at home.

As for my students, they are what we call Sweet and Lows. I teach the remedial math and reading class for the language learners so it was expected, but this year will definitely be a challenge. Nevertheless, they are darlings and nothing I can't handle. I showed em' who's boss.

And if all else fails, I'll just rub my belly and turn my pregnancy hormones up a notch or two and let them feel the wrath of a pregnant woman. I keed... I would never do that...play up my pain for sympathy....yes, but be a crazy biotch...no.

It's going to be a good year. I can feel it!


  1. It will be a good year, I can feel it too. Those ants have a bunch of friends in my room next door.


  2. I have so many ants in my classroom too. Rodriguez recommended rubbing Bounce sheets around my desk. I am going to try it out and I'll let you know if it works.

  3. hahahahahaha Laughing out loud at the any on your face. I had one crawling on my chest today. I got him before he went into the mountains. :)

  4. Where did you get that tiny yellow fan? I could definitely use that in my classroom as well!

  5. I always fear my (far future) child will be hardcore because of my no nonsense teaching! They'll hear things, oh they'll hear things!!! Sorry about the ants. It could be worse. We have mice and cockroaches, better known to the kids as rats and cucarachas.

  6. You are so funny! Sorry about the ants...that's no bueno. And pleeeease let fall get here quick. Us preggos need some cooler temperatures!


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