Today I’m linking up with I Heart Grade 3’s summer link party. This weeks’ topic is:
I have plenty of quirks, for one, I am deathly afraid of worms(… weird I know but we all have our thing right?). That one didn’t really mesh with the title of teaching quirk though.
I thought about my teaching quirk for 1/2 the morning when I gave up and asked my husband what he thought. Leave it to those who love you best to know where your biggest oddities are. My husband thought about it for about 2 milliseconds and said, “honey I have 2 words for you…. pencil sharpener.” HE was totally right. The mere suggestion of the words sent shivers of dread through me.
My teaching quirk is, I HATE, ABHORE, LOATH, & DETEST pencil sharpeners.
Nails on a chalkboard never bother me, but pencil sharpeners, especially electric ones send me through the roof. The sound of one makes it so I can think of nothing else. To cope, I sharpen all the pencils I can find in the room after school each day, with a hand held manual quiet sharpener (think the kind you can get 6 of for $1.00) along with a bucket of extras. Throughout the school day students can trade broken pencils for a sharpened one from my bucket. In an emergency, they can use one of my hand held sharpeners, because the electric one provided by the district mysteriously is always
There you have it.
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