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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - The Teacher's Lounge

The Teacher's Lounge

We were lucky today to get a tour of one of the Teacher's Work Rooms at Thomas and Brennan's school.

As the teachers told us, they don't really have a "lounge" anymore (really, who has time during the school day to lounge?) but they do have two work rooms that we were able to visit.

Thomas's 4th grade teacher gave us a very nice tour.  Thomas has been in it before to scan his Accelerated Math tests but had not seen all there was.

It is divided into a work area and storage area. 
Brennan was most impressed with the really large paper cutter and the refrigerator.

Some of the teachers do eat their lunch at tables in this area. 

Here Thomas's teacher is showing the 4th grade storage area.
The work room on this wing has a Pepsi machine in it, and the other wing has a Coke machine. 
I guess I'd get used to Diet Pepsi if I was on this wing.

We were very appreciative of the time given to us and of the great tour of The Teacher's Lounge Work Area!

From the Book:
#63 - The Teacher's Lounge
*Note:  This description is not very nice.  We like our teachers but the book makes teachers out to be kind of mean!**

Every school has one - that top-secret, off-limits, inner sanctum known as the teachers' lounge.  What exactly is it that they do in there, you wonder.  Perhaps they sit around cackling like witches, coming up with cruel and unusual homework assignments?  What's in there anyway?  A locked cabinet full of voodoo dolls with students' faces on them?  A complete set of the three-volume classic "How to Be Boring"?  You'll never know unless you take a peek.  You can do it legally (help a teacher carry some stuff back there one day) or just sneak a glance through the door between classes.  In the end, you may find that it's just a regular old room where teachers grade papers and drink coffee - or is that just what they want you to think?

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