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 7, 2012

Stress Relief - SOLC #7

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How do you spell relief?  (Remember the old commercial? Maybe I'm showing my age!)

I spell it D-I-N-N-E-R with F-R-I-E-N-D-S.

I went out with two fellow teachers tonight.  We were celebrating the end of our official state testing times, but in reality, we needed social time.

We started with venting about students and parents.   Before you ask, we went to a restaurant far from school and asked for a corner table!  (Can't be too careful!)

Our conversation morphed into our goals, dreams and our families, past and present.  We laughed.  We ranted. We smiled.  We laughed some more.

I left the restaurant feeling lighter than I have in weeks.  I recommend everyone take time this week to catch up with a friend or a few friends - you'll definitely feel better!


  1. Oh, what fun! Social time is important and I'm glad you feel relieved and sounds like refreshed too! A good feeling to have after state testing.

  2. Connecting with friends always makes me feel good. In fact, I need to arrange a lunch soon with friends that I haven't visited with in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Glad you survived the state testing!

  3. Our conversations morphed into... I like that sentence. I need your kind of stress relief. It has been too long from the last time. Thank you for the recommendation.