4/13/10

THIS is why teachers beg for tissues.


Today in kindergarten I used a calculator.


I calculated that in my last 7 years of teaching kindergarten, I have said “Get your fingers out of your noses!” at LEAST 7,062 times.


I don’t work in a school. I work in a nose-picking factory.



32 comments:

Kassie said...

fantastic!

ChiTown Girl said...

Honey, I think you underestimated that number!!! But, over at our place, the kids say, "Stop diggin' in yo nose!!"

Steven Anthony said...

I think my mum said it to me that many times atleast...and I was just one...lol

Grace's Mom said...

Oh my...

Brian Miller said...

so which food group do they belong to?

middleagedcrazywoman said...

I'm E.C.E and I have given up counting the number of times I have said that... That and, unfortunately, been used as a kleenex.
I've gotten suspicious when I child hugs me for no reason and rubs their face on me... I used to think that was soooooooo sweet.
Man, you make me laugh so hard - I appreciate it!

OHmommy said...

I can not, for the life of me, get my kindergartner to stop picking her freaking nose!

I know she does while at school. Because she comes home with a black nose. Why? She gets her hands dirty at recess.

So. Gross. Ewwww....

Irish Gumbo said...

A bouquet, just for you! Hand-picked from some of the freshest noses in the world by a trained staff!

Everyday Goddess said...

You should start charging a fine.

Little boogers!

halpey1 said...

What about "Pull your pants up?" I have two kids (one girl and one boy) that are relentless about it... I usually just give up and try to ignore it, but other times I'm just literally being mooned.

Rick Daley said...

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

Sure it's not original, but it's damn appropriate.

Sue said...

You are truely blessed!

GraceesMommy said...

When I do library I have actually worked my gags into the story..I never miss a beat. It has taken me two years to train my gag reflex to just roll into the next line of the story. In our kindergarten class the biggest nose picker is the class floor licker as well..yuk. Hope he goes home and gives his momma a big old kiss!

The Empress said...

I live with 4 boys!!!! Welcome to my world...

Dawn said...

I just have to thank you for NOT posting a picture of green snot rolling out of their noses. Blech.

This is ALSO why I teach 3rd grade instead of Kindergarten!
That and because third graders understand HOW gross boogers actually are once I tell them WHAT it is made out of.
Had a little girl this year tell me..."Oh. I bet my dad doesn't know that and that's why he still eats his." TMI...and note to self:never shake that dad's hand again!

Fragrant Liar said...

You're going to have to start asking for hazard pay.

bernthis said...

I worked at a place that threw parties for kids. The number of nosepickers was frightening

The Blue Zoo said...

I only have 4 boys and I know I have to tell them to stop picking ALL DAY LONG! Yuck!

Tortuga said...

I'd love to say they stop doing it as they get older, but I see kids much older doing it.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Yup, as a pre-school teacher, I also worked out how many noses I had wiped. Its up there with your nose pickers. Great jobs we have, eh?!xx

jineen said...

even tho i already follow you already, you are rigth above me in sists! just wanted to say hi!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

My theory is that the whole world is a nose-picking factory. Kindergarteners are just more up-front about it.

SkylersDad said...

I picked this one just for you!

Snappy Di said...

I just hope they're not picking and then touching your calculator.. ewwwww

Di

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

I am not a kindergarten teacher, but I have 3 kids and I think that I have probably uttered those words 1000's of times too. Those and, "Do not eat that booger!"

why oh why are kids so gross?
There are times when I would like to dip m 3 in a vat of Chlorox.

Tracy said...

Too funny! Maybe next year each kid should bring in 2 boxes instead of 1.

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Bano said...

And it's just as bad when they're in middle school! I buy tissues with my own money for my classroom, and I swear I go through about 10 boxes a year. They are booger monsters!

anymommy said...

Excellent. My children *ARE* ready for kindergarten.

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J.R. Reed said...

Wasn't "nose picking factory" in the job description?