My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

March 3, 2012

Good Night's Sleep? SOLC #3

Join the 2012 Slice of Life Challenge 

11:12 p.m.
I crawl into bed
with my copy of Wonder.
Eyes so heavy, I read only 5 pages
Before my soft pillowcase encases my drowsy head.
I fall into a dreamless, heavy sleep.

2:17 a.m.
My husband's cell rings.
After I peel myself off the ceiling,
I demand to talk to the caller.
"Nuh-uh," he grunts.  "It's work."
The phone is turned off.
I roll over.

Crazy dreams ensue:
Trucks, bugs, laughing kids, 
Friends, driving, bathtubs.

6:34 a.m.
I crack one eye open and look at the clock.
I roll over.
I fall into a
Heavy, dreamless sleep.

9:23 a.m.
Huh?  What time is it?
I should get up, I'm hungry.

Lesson learned:  don't eat brownies at bedtime!


  1. I'm wondering what you wanted to say to the caller at 2:17 a.m.? ;) Great advice - no brownies at bedtime. Your slice was totally enjoyable.

  2. How did you ever fall back to sleep? That would have been the end for me. Yes, those brownies will do it to you every time or any chocolate for that matter. But weren't they so tasty? Maybe a nap later today?

  3. I'm thinking keeping cell phones turned off might help too. It's better than giving up brownies. **wink wink** I can't wait to hear what you think of Wonder. I really need to get a copy to read.


  4. I like the layout and crafting of your slice today. The short sentences. The time frames. The sounds. Actually, I'm just jealous that you were able to sleep in until after 9 am. That hasn't happened in awhile for me!

  5. I like your text features, your use of color, bold words and underlining. My favorite line is "I crack one eye open..." it feels so in the moment!