Monday, February 15, 2010

Not Me Monday

If you know me at all, you know that I would NEVER show up to work, after close to two weeks off due to snow, and have an absolute panic attack because they installed a new Active Board in my classroom and now the organization/zen is totally ruined.

NO WAY did I spend the first two periods of my day forcing my innocent students to do manual labor and move furniture around.  I did NOT make them move all their desks at least three times while I stood at the front of the room frowning and shaking my head.  I did NOT start physically shaking when I realized that the "artwork" I had so strategically placed on the back wall was now off-centered, and there was a huge blank white space in the middle.  And, of course, I did NOT crawl around the room picking up little gum wrappers and dust bunnies because I couldn't stand waiting until the end of the day for the custodians to get it. NOT me.

Furthermore, I most certainly did NOT hear one student say to another on their way out of the room, "I always thought Mrs. Chapman was crazy, but now I know she is!" My students would NEVER think this of me.  They think I am beautiful, intelligent, wise, creative, and incredibly put-together. 

And, I did NOT have to then spend 45 minutes surfing the Internet to de-stress. Instead, I did something much healthier to manage stress- like jumping jacks and prayer. Exactly.
In conclusion, my super neat classroom, totally calm nerves, and I urge you to NOT go to McMama's Not Me Monday page to check it out.  There are way too many people NOT doing funny things today.  ;)

Oh... and two more days to leave a comment here for a chance to win a prize! Haha - come on - humor me!


  1. Love your blog header! You are going to love your ACTIVboard! Fun post - from one teacher to another! :)

  2. Love your post! Very funny. The internet helps me to unwind too, but then I feel guilty afterwards for spending too much time on the computer! :0)

  3. I agree, cute header! And there's nothing wrong with a little manual labor here and there :) Happy Monday!

  4. Stopping here by way of Mckmama- your title caught my eye! Now that I'm here, I so hear you: I was a teacher for a bunch of years and I so hated coming into my peaceful Feng Shuied room and seeing it torn to pieces or installed with something. I will say that an Activboard is pretty cool to work with though ;) Thanks for the laughs!!!

  5. I also found your blog through MckMama. I too had an ACTIVboard installed about 2 weeks ago and I still don't have my classroom back to a calm feeling. Nevermind the fact that the janitor hasn't rehung one of my normal whiteboards.

  6. oh my goodness, that is wonderful! loved your post, and i'm stalking (following) you now!

  7. I think you need to post pictures of said classroom.

  8. hi! This post just made me laugh so hard. I am a high school teacher in Alexandria, VA and I am a pretty mess person. BUT if there is an UNorganized mess in my room it drives me insane. I absolutely know where you're coming from!


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