Confessions of a 2nd Grade Teacher - Saddle up for Second Grade

Confessions of a 2nd Grade Teacher

I didn't plan on blogging tonight but then I saw the confessions linky hosted by my sweet friend Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade, I know I couldn't help myself! 

1. I put of grading papers for so long this six weeks. I finally spent all day Sunday grading and entering them not realizing that 3 weeks grades were due yesterday…luckily I had some in there but not all of them. Needless to say, 3 week reports went home today and I had to write a few "don't worry their grade will go up notes!" WHOOPS! 

2. There isn't a class that comes into the computer lab after me. An extra 30 minutes! WOOHOO!!!

3. It blows my mind when a students ask "have we been to lunch yet?"…its like 9:00 am. This happens regularly. 

4. "Put this in your black folder (our unfinished work folder) and we'll work on them tomorrow"…the next day rolls around "Mrs. Bernethy, I can't find….." OMG WHY CAN'T THEY JUST STICK THEIR PAPERS IN THE FOLDER WHERE THEY BELONG?!?! Yes, this one deserved all caps! 

5. If it wasn't for brain pop jr. and scholastic news, there wouldn't be much science or social studies going on. 

6. I despise homework. I don't like sending it home. I don't like going over it. 

7. My desk is always a mess but I promise its organized. 

8. Each day, right after P.E., its read aloud time where I read them a chapter book. Since day one, EVERY DAY, they come in from P.E. and ask what we are about to do. They still can't sit on the carpet without messing with each other.

9. Number 8 reminded me….when you read a story to them and then show them the page, then they always start talking about something that has nothing to do with the story…after every….single…….OMG!!!

10. If it wasn't for wine and other adult beverages, I could not make it through the last few weeks of school! 

Don't get me wrong, I love my sweeties more than anything, but they are wearing me out! 16 more days! 

What are some of your confessions??


  1. LOL You are so funny! I can relate to almost all of them. I now charge kids 10 chirps (school money) if they lose their paper that I asked them to put away. Hang in there! P.S. Love my wine on Friday nights!

  2. #4 and #5 hit the nail on the head.

  3. Ha! Ha! Marcy, I am sitting here reading your post and laughing out loud. I love that my husband just looks over at me with a weird look on his face but doesn't say a justification for him! You crack me up because I can totally relate to this!!!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

  4. ROTFL - Love it!! 1,3, & 10 are my class in a nutshell. 7 is me, people are always amazed when they ask for something and I know just where it is on the craziness that is my desk lol

  5. AMEN to #10! And omigosh #4- seriously same thing in my class. I tell you to put unfinished work in ONE PLACE. I have NEVER told you to cram in into the back of your desk! So happy you linked up!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  6. I love your confessions!!! They are so true for me too.

  7. These are so great. I confess to at least half of the same especially 5 - 6 and 7!!!! thanks for the laugh!


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