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Spring Break! and #tbt: I Know Why the Art Teacher Cries

Portions of this post previously appeared on Art Teachers Hate Glitter on February 23, 2013.

Spring Break… because of paper cuts. And cardboard cuts.
… because she just sat in a puddle of water. Again.
… because it’s only Wednesday, but it has felt like Thursday for two days now.
… because she just stepped in green paint. Again.
… because her clock won’t stop buzzing, no matter how many times she beats it.
… because working in a tiny octagonal room with no windows and 30 sixth graders triggers her claustrophobia.
… because she’s on bus duty and has realized that she left her gloves inside.
… because she’s on her way to her car and has realized that her gloves have been in her pocket all along.
… because a 1st grader corrected her math.
… because a 1st grader corrected her spelling.
… because the Monster Mug she made looks less “monster” and more like something that could be questioned as, um, racist.
… because a 2nd grader mocked her.
… because her last class was a Level Three on the chocolate recovery scale.
… because she forgot to fire the clay pieces her 4th graders were supposed to glaze.
… because of the email from THAT parent.
… because of the other email from that other parent.
… because ________________________________.

It’s been a long week round here. So very long. I’m hitting the road tomorrow, heading into cold country, kind of a backwards approach to spring break, but hey, you do what you gotta do.

I won’t be posting any new content while away, but I have some old, throwback stuff scheduled, and I’ll be checking in on social media from time to time.

Happy Spring Break! See you in a week-ish!

I’ll be updating my Instagram daily with my Photo-a-Day posts, so be sure to check it out!


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