Slice of Life: We’re Ready!

It’s quiet.
Carpet cleaned.
Books organized.
Spiral notebooks stacked.
Projector connected.
Pillows fluffed.

A large Post-it chart leans on the easel.IMG_4142.JPG

Baggies filled
new notebooks
and student selected books.

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The walls
empty,
empty,
empty.

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Conference table
cleaned,
filed,
and
stocked.

IMG_4159.jpgSmall spaces
for alone time

are scattered
here

and
there.

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Devices powered.

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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.
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.