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.  ;)


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8 comments:

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

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  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)

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

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  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!!!

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  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.

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

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  7. I think you need to post pictures of said classroom.
    Thanks,-M

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  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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