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Early last week, at a point in time when I was planning how I was going to accomplish the seemingly insurmountable pile of tasks to complete, I remember the sinking feeling that something was going to have to give. I could feel the tightening of my chest, the faster breathing, and that sense that I […]
There’s so much to love about Wednesdays. This year, I’ve been going in to work in the kids’ classrooms on Wednesdays – Calder’s in the morning, Seneca’s in the afternoon. During my hours between I sometimes eat lunch with the kids or have them play games with me instead of watching another clip of a […]
Today, I was able to spend time connecting with teachers and administrators as we engaged in conversation about writing instruction. I thoroughly enjoyed the planning time spent with my colleague and fellow writing project TC, as well as the feedback and questions from two great groups of teachers. For me, this opportunity today has reaffirmed […]
I’ve spent the past hour, at least, looking through draft posts that, for whatever reason, were never published. Some didn’t need any tweaking, I just clicked the little blue button. Otherwise, I finished in the best way I can believe I intended them to be finished. It’s funny because of the handful I read and […]
Today, we’re resting and recovering in hopes of returning to full health for the week ahead. I realize how rarely these days tend to come around, and how we might fare better if we took these days more often while healthy, instead of only after days of sickness. Soft blankets surround snuggled bodies on comfortable […]
Today marks the start of the 7th annual Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) facilitated by the amazing ladies over at Two Writing Teachers. This is the fourth time I’ve participated in this challenge, and I can’t wait to get started! If you’ve ever visited my blog before, you may have seen the Student Slicers […]