SOL16, Day 30: Before You Go

Back to school today.

I saw the look on a teacher’s face that said, oh to be home drinking a cup of coffee.  I felt it too. I got used to that other time zone. The zone that allows for deeper sleep with no alarm. When we set the worry and work aside for tomorrow. Over the break, there was enough time to get comfortable, to shop carefully, to stay up a little later, to finish that book, to wind down.

Work came home over the break. I don’t mean papers. I mean the whole child. They sit beside me as they learn. They’re in your thoughts and your heart. They own you. It is an honor. It is exhausting.

Kids are working hard too. They’re growing like crazy, and they’ve rested, recovered, and they’re back.  They’re twitching, readied for flight. They want to show their stuff, to take off. It’s time to get going. To finish it out.

I get it.

But, dear students, since you’re here, there are a few things we should do, before you go.


one more read aloud,
daily wonderings,
a month of poetry,
a few fantasy books.
a graphic novel or two,
lots of blog posts and comments,
two more field trips,
a few group projects,
a couple of speeches,
maybe a podcast,
lots of talk
a park day

Then you can go.

Thank you, Two Writing Teachers for the March Slice of Life Challenge. It has been a beautiful ride this month. Just one more to go. Hang on.
Read more slices here.