Friday, 13 February 2015

What it's like to live with trainee teachers

At Uni, I live with 4 girls. They are 4 of my best friends and they are all training to be teachers. I love them the pieces but this is what it's like sometimes to live with them!

If you want a conversation at the dinner table, think again. All you are getting is accounts of how badly the children behave. They lost a merit mark apparently! Exciting times.

They talk about their class as if they are their own kids. I'm supposed to remember 30 kids names and pretend I am some kind of favourite Aunt

When one of them writes 'See me' in a book, followed by a chorus of 'oooooh'. Ruthless, I tell you. Ruthless.

Spending the week alone because they get half term and you don't :(

Placement = never see them

If you didn't know what a connective, conjunction, clause or subordinate clause is, you do now.. (There's different connectives y'know? Time connectives are the best!)

Housemate: My kid turned around to me and said 'It's OK Miss, I'm just wasting time'. 
I have some respect for that kid.

When you find the words 'muff', 'fanny' and 'piss' in a kids book. It's HILARIOUS. 

'Can you try and read this kids writing for me?' Babe, you're the teacher. If you can't, what chance have I got?

Not underlined the date or title? Shit goes down..

'A bloody hour for road safety?! But I'm being observed tomorrow!'... pretty sure the rest of us would embrace the hour off ;)
P.S I love you really girls!


Ellie Adams said...

Sam, you have done it again. Couldn't stop laughing throughout this whole post! (I promise I will try to write a different comment next time but it's so true) I would be the most shocking teacher - full respect to that child, I would kill myself laughing before telling them off :)

P.S New York was bloody incredible, you are going to love it!


Candice Petersen said...

Oh wow so many paperwork hehe

Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


Sam said...

Haha oh yeah, I forgot to mention all of the books they have to mark! xx

Sam said...

Aw this is such a massive compliment, thank you! I would be terrible too.. I have no patience and like you'd, I'd just laugh if a kid said that to me!

And I am so excited!!! So glad you had a great time xx

Jennifer K said...

Haha, one of my best friends is now a teacher and I love hearing her stories!
I live in a house of all medical students and would feel very sorry for someone if they were the only non-medic to move in with us - as much as we try not to, it's impossible to avoid discussing medicine!

Jennifer x

Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

Jennie May said...

Oh gosh, I don't envy them with those huge piles of books to be marked! I think all teachers must be some kind of superheroes! x

Sam said...

It definitely brings a new found respect for teachers, doesn't it? xx

Love Hijab Girl said...

Lol, this made me laugh and brought back some memories too. I worked as a TA for a short while and that meant when a teacher was absent I would have to cover. This was in a high school too! It's a hard job especially since you can't leave it at work, you have to bring it home with you too. Like the MARKING!!! Sometimes, the pile of books never seems to get any smaller. I'm so glad I don't have to do it anymore. But I think teachers do a great job as it's not easy and can be very stressful at times. No wonder they need all the holidays they can get!

Nazira | Love Hijab
| Bloglovin

Sam said...

Yeah they definitely have a hard job! It's non-stop! xx

cherri said...

this is such a funny blog post! I could never imagine what it would be like to live with teachers but it sounds like lots of fun ... haha!

Candy said...

Ha! This takes me back to when I was training to be a teacher. It was so stressful that in the end I didn't become one! :S

Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

Sam said...

Haha there's never a dull moment! xx

Lorna said...

Haha I live with a primary ed student and I can relate to almost all of these. I can't iagine living with more than one of them haha, trainee teachers are definitely one of a kind! I love your blog by the way :) xxx

Forever Dreaming of Oz

Sam said...

Haha they definitely are!! And thank you so much, that's so lovely of you! xx

Copyright © What I Know Now. Blog Design by