Friday, July 6, 2012


Time to Laugh, Award, and a Friday Linky Party

Let's start the weekend out with a good laugh!  This has been around for a while, but I still laugh when I read it.

How Do You Know You're A Teacher?
by Jeff Foxworthy

  1. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
  2. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
  3. You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ "and know you have been spotted.
  4. You have 25 people who  accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
  5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
  6. You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.
  7. You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.
  8. You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
  9. You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.
  10. You believe chocolate is a food group.
  11. You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
  12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”
  13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
  14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.
  15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
  16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
  17. You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items!
  18. You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.”
  19. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.
  20. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
  21. You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.

One of my newest followers has awarded me the Leibster Blog Award!

Many, many thanks to Olivia at Classroom Craft!  Olivia is a newbie, like me, so please stop by and visit her blog!  

Here are the details that recipients of this award must follow: 
1. Copy and paste the award on to your blog. 
2. Thank the giver and link back to them. 
3. Nominate five other bloggers and let them know by commenting on their blogs.

Here are the next five recipients of the Liebster Blog Award.

I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

Calling Plays in 2nd Grade

Where Seconds Count


Please visit these awesome blogs!

And now for today's Linky Party!
I am so excited about this Math Resource.

Problem solving is a critical skill for understanding and applying math concepts.  Analogies are a great tool to build problem solving skills.  They create connections between what is familiar and what is new.  Here is an example.

63 + 11   is to   60 + 10   AS   12 + 22   is to _____________

      How do you know? ____________________________ 

This analogy requires students to recognize the application of estimation and rounding.  In addition to finding the answer,
students are asked to think about and justify their answers, applying a metacognitive process that is so important to building a solid mathematical foundation for the future.  

This is a Carson Dellosa product and other grade levels are available.  Check it out for your classroom!

q Diane r


  1. I've never heard of that list before - now I keep chuckling... it's SO TRUE!

    Love the math idea. =) Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom

  2. That is the first I have seen or heard of that list. Too funny:)
    Thank you for the award! I feel so special:)
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

  3. Jeff Foxworthy is spot on :)

    Thanks for linking up....that book looks awesome! I just checked it out and it comes in ebook form, too! Yay!

    Fun in Room 4B

  4. Haha! Thanks for the laugh! That math book looks great! I found you through Fun in Room 4B's Fabulous Find Friday linky party and am your newest follower!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  5. I gotta have the math analogy book. I love ebooks and internet shopping! My little brain is already spinning coming up with different ways I can incorporate analogies into my math notebooks.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  6. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower! I am laughing at Jeff Foxworthy's How Do You Know Your A Teacher? I have always been a Jeff Foxworthy fan & that is right on! :) I look forward to following along with your blog!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. That was a good laugh!! We are now following you and would love it if you stop by sometime!
    Katie & Lisen

  8. Thanks Diane!!! Headed over to put it on my blog!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  9. I love the list! And, those math analogies have got my brain thinking . . .

    I'm new to blogging, too and I'd love to have some more followers. I'm your latest follower and hope you'll check out my blog. :)

    Grade Three is the Place For Me

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Send me your email and I'll get the Fantastic Fractions unit to you ASAP! :)

    Rock and Teach


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