The emotions of a primary school teacher during December – as told by The Grinch

1. Being unable to hide your excitement when the Christmas break is finally within reach.

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2. Accepting yet another last-minute responsibility for the highly anticipated end-of-term play.

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 3. Feeling overcome with anger when you spot a colleague wearing the same Christmas jumper as you…

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4. The sense of self-loathing and regret you feel after finishing your third mince pie of the day.

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5. When you treat your class to some festive arts and crafts before remembering how messy glitter and glue actually is.

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6. When the final staff meeting finishes ten minutes early…

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7. When a child in your class declares they’ve forgotten their costume for the Christmas play

…before finding it ‘hidden’ at the bottom of their bag five minutes later.

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8. Feeling super proud of yourself for creating some really special gift bags for your students

…and shortly after finding out your work frenemy completely copied your idea.

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9. Leaving school for the Christmas break…

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