What is your classroom pet peeve

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  1. SpecialPreskoo

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    I've got to remember that next time we get a new pet! LOL
     
  2. TeacherNY

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    The only "pet" peeve that I have with the teacher who has a guinea pig down the hall is when they don't clean the cage and you can smell it all the way to the other hallway :rofl:
     
  3. LittleShakespeare

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    When a student opens a bag of chips. OH MY GOD... :p
     
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    I have a poster in my room:
    "Don't Peck Me" . with a woodpecker on it.
    I cannot stand being poked or tapped with a finger to get my attention because I am ignoring the rude student's constant verbal interruption to start with. It usually occurs when I'm busy with a student. These students will get out of their chair, stalk me, and once they tap me I whip around and say, "Do not touch me like that."
    I continue to tell them why that behavior is wrong.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    I know adults who do that. So annoying.
     
  6. maryann0

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    agreee huh
     
  7. SpecialPreskoo

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    You can't smell my cage!!! I'm in a different state than you! HAHAHA!
     
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    My biggest pet peeve is when children who are extremely sick come to school. They tell me that they want perfect attendance. I have more respect for the kid who stays home and doesn't get the rest of us sick, than the one with perfect attendance.
    Another pet peeve of mine is eating in the classroom. Especially when they have just come from lunch.
     
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    On subs not following directions, a sub and I were literally just talking about this yesterday. How hard is it to just follow the teacher directions?!
    My biggest pet peeve is not being able to keep them completely quiet during a test. The ones who are done always try to start whispering.
    Another is kids who never fail to ask me, "Can I listen to music during the test?" even though I've explained, like, 150 times that this is not allowed in any universe! (I teach high school.)
     
  10. James Butler

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    Did you consider improving your "jar" thing by taking out balls out when the kid does something not decent.
     
  11. runsw/scissors

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    I am not a fan of the whole "perfect attendance" thing for this reason. Illness happens. Doctor's appointments happen. Family emergencies happen. Perhaps we should celebrate the kids with say fewer than 3 absences in a quarter or something, or just let go of the whole thing. Kids who are chronically absent likely have bigger issues going on behind the scenes. Perfect attendance recognition is NOT what they are worried about.
     
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    I'm going to add constant interruptions from the intercom to my pet peeve list. Once to call a child to the office is OK. Doing morning announcements then coming back to more times to remind teachers about the meeting after school and then tell everyone that kindergarten has a field trip drives me nuts. It's worse than kids interrupting me because adults are doing this!
     
  13. Lisabobisa

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    DITTO THIS! Our interruptions come through the phone system so I do a lot of hanging up on whoever is talking.
     
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    chips, spitting, subs who can't handle the class and don't leave the note I always ask for, cell phones glowing from student lap after I have just said to other kid I sure do hope that's a cell phone glowing in your lap, ...oh, the list is long. And I really really love my classes at the moment! Oh yes, the constant interruptions...the forgotten homework, notebook, book,...the sick kids who insist on coming in and the healthy kids who never quite get to school...top 3? must I choose? ...today it's the crinkle of chip bags, the kids with loose papers that float in their backpacks even when I GIVE them a notebook, and the biohazard with the perfect attendance. This is fun!
     
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    YES!!! Even when I was in school, especially HS! Perfect attendance meant no final exam. We had a MAJOR flu epidemic in 10th grade. My cousin would come, stayed long enough to be counted there, then would check out. She was sick as all get out! She would sleep in the floor until she could check out. She did that for about a week.
     

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