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 30, 2014

Spring Break finale SOLC #30

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I woke up this morning at 9:00 a.m. and thought to myself, "This is it.  The final day of spring break. Time to stress!"

Then I realized that I don't need to stress.  I need to relax more.  There are only 24 hours in a day, and (hopefully!) I always have tomorrow.  I need to prioritize.

Today's weather promised 50 degree temperatures!  Lindsey talked about bike riding, so we pulled the bikes from the shed and inflated the tires.  After a 4 mile ride (I asked for lots of stops!), I feel thoroughly exercised.  And exhausted.  And very sore!

Now it's 7:00 p.m.  I did accomplish some paperwork wrangling, room cleaning and more laundry. I really should open the school bag, but I need to practice for orchestra rehearsal tomorrow.  I'll set a timer and see how Dvorak and Brahms treat me.

Later, I'll get into pajamas, get comfy on the couch and then open my school bag.  I'll spend an hour just figuring out the week, and filing student work and assessments.  

I'm in no hurry to end break, but wow - it's been exhausting!  I'm ready to head back to school and see my students.  I wonder how their break has been.


  1. The night break ends is always filled with a bit of regret (break is over) and excitement (seeing your kids again). Impressed by the length of your bike ride!

  2. That last day of break seems to speak to all of us. I like that you used it to relax, exercise and let your book bag wait until later.

  3. I hope your break was all you wished it to one who went back last week from break, it's not too bad! Busy, but exciting! I hope you have a wonderful end of the year!

  4. I too felt the same way! Enjoy the day!

  5. I'm not even opening my school bag ... See you tomorrow!

  6. I hope you had a wonderful first day back to school, Chris!