Things I never knew . . .

Installment #8:

Five things I never knew . . . until I became a teacher:

  • spring makes the end of recess hard, really hard
  • spring fever is real
  • spring cleaning is necessary
  • spring break cannot come soon enough
  • spring break is very late in the year . . . whenever it is–it’s late in the year, trust me

Teacher Humor

April 9th is my birthday. After hearing that my co-workers asked their students on their birthday to guess their age, I decided to do the same . . . here is one year’s guesses . . . ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‚



Things I never knew . . .

Installment #7:

Five things I never knew . . . until I became a teacher:

  • the importance of portable food — bananas, apples, granola bars, etc.
  • the importance of eating quickly
  • the importance of snacking throughout the day
  • the importance of a food stash in the classroom — a candy drawer, a case of water, a box of granola bars, etc.
  • the critical need for calories in order to stay energized, on your feet, and animated for students each and every day


This pictured was taken a few years ago and I still laugh every time I see it. I wanted a skeleton for a body unit, there was only one available in the entire school. I asked to borrow it and this is how it was delivered to me. I think my sentiments were perfectly captured in this picture.

Mr Camacho broken
A skeleton . . . borrowed . . . in less than mint condition

Monthly Advice–March

This month, a bit of humor, and a bit of truth:

Spring fever is real.

March 20, 2019 is the first day of spring.

Spring fever is defined as: restlessness and excitement associated with the start of spring. It is further defined, and known as mood, emotional, and behavioral changes that result from the arrival of spring.

With record breaking cold and rains, with a polar vortex that made parts of the US colder than Antarctica, with my own sentiments that winter weather has lasted much too long, I most assuredly anticipate spring fever.

There’s nothing I can offer to help alleviate concerns, or ward off this illness, my advice is only to remind you, or tell you, that it exists.

Spring fever is real: either you will feel it, or your students will feel it, or your co-workers will!

Whoever catches it, just be kind–this too shall pass . . .