Spiral notebooks stacked.
A large Post-it chart leans on the easel.
and student selected books.
for alone time
We’ve been waiting, all summer, close to bursting with anticipation.
For 32 times 2 fifth graders to enter to learn.
We have high hopes.
to read literature that supports journeys of compassion and understanding.
to provide tools and time to think and write; to write to think.
to find a book to love,
to write their story,
to laugh out loud,
to explore new ideas,
to play with words,
to become a part of a community,
to be our best,
to support another soul.
Tomorrow I start school with a mixture of anxiety and excitement.
The can’t-believe-I-get-to-do-this-work feeling.
I begin by saying thank you.
Thank you, beautiful students, for coming to school today!*
And thank you, Two Writing Teachers for Slice of Life Tuesdays. Read more slices here.
*borrowed from Shana Frazin.