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    16 Lies All Teachers Tell Themselves At The Start Of A New School Year

    Honesty really is the best policy. And you know this better than anyone since you spent the last 20 minutes carefully stenciling that phrase onto your "classroom character" bulletin board. But when the pitter-patter of little feet echo down the halls and the squeaky chalk hits the board, you may find yourself telling one of these little white lies. By WeAreTeachers. Visit us at

    1. I don't have to plan every single minute of every single day. I can improvise!

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    What kid doesn't love a good Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation?

    2. 45 students in one class. That's not too many, is it?

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    I'll just pretend I'm a camp counselor. With dozens of students in my cabin.

    3. I will figure out these kid's names on the first day. What do you think I've been doing brain teasers all summer for?

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    Memorizing a classroom of names, not to mention my new schedule, is as easy as 1-2-ummm--3.

    4. These kitten heels are adorable. And it's not like I'll be running a marathon today.

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    It's 300 steps max to the copy room and other than that, I'll just be in my classroom.

    5. I'll just go onto Pinterest for five minutes to see if there are any classroom ideas...

    It won't take but a second. I can probably do it while the kids are writing their names on their papers.

    6. Now that I know the recipe for fancy packable salad, I'm going to eat salad for lunch every single day this year.

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    I'll probably tie a cute ribbon around the jar every day, too and be the envy of the teacher's lounge.

    7. If I just stick to a budget, I can totally afford to make each child in my class a little back-to-school kit.

    I make a good, professional salary. With benefits. And school supplies aren't that expensive in the whole scheme of things.

    8. The Bears' Band needs homemade cupcakes for their bake sale? Sure, I can make four dozen.

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    I'm sure I'll have time to bake tonight right after I finish these lesson plans, the grading, getting my classroom reorganized and emailing six parents.

    9. I can pee at lunch.

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    Or I'll probably be able to hold it until after school, right?

    10. You see that stack of grading? It will be completely finished by the time Top Chef starts tonight.

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    Or maybe if it's not done, I can just grade while I watch. Easy, peasy.

    11. Okay, so .05 calories per step, six steps to the bookshelf and back, twelve steps to little Karly's desk...I'm not going to have to go to the gym until November.

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    And if I add the fact that I have to walk down two flights of stairs to get to the cafeteria, well, I might as well cancel that gym membership.

    12. Now if I just group the desks like this, these kids can just share the iPad.

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    Budget cuts don't stand a chance against this quick-thinking teacher.

    13. Pumpkin Spice Latte: A perfect start to my day. And vegetables for breakfast? Go me!

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    If I keep eating power breakfasts like this I'm going to be invincible this year.

    14. Ooooh! I sure hope one of my kids is selling freezer cookie dough. I've been craving the chocolate macademia all summer.

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    It's the best ever when my kids sell me overpriced knick knacks from all of their fundraisers.

    15. At least the beginning of the school year isn't as crazy as the end, right?

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    I'm just going to take a quick little nap before Back-to-School Night...

    16. I wish summer break wasn't over.

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    Okay, who am I kidding? Yes, I'm exhausted and overwhelmed and completely stressed, but I can't wait until those kids walk into my room. And I can't wait to see what this year brings.

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