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 17, 2014

Waving the white flag SOLC #17

Join the Slice of Life Challenge!
Write every day in March!

Never in one day
have I seen
more people
over the age of 10
be
defensive
agitated
abrupt
unkind
assuming.

 I tried to
fill buckets
stay calm
carry on
smile
but 
it was 
very hard.

I am thankful
for 2nd graders
who think leprechauns 
"throw up rainbows"
and
"slide under doors"
to play tricks.

I'm so proud
of my 
5th graders
who learned
from their peers
in class
how to work politely
in partners
thanks to their
classroom teacher.

Today
I wave
the white flag
of 
surrender.

Tomorrow
I will try
again
to
stay calm
smile
carry on.

3 comments:

  1. Full moon? Anticipation of spring break? Cold, snowy weather? So many things enter into the picture to irritate not only adults, but children too. Take a deep breathe and hopefully today will be better.

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  2. We all have those days. But look what those under the age of 10 did. And you noticed

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