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 20, 2015

Not Enough Hours SOLC #20

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Well, I can't believe I'm saying this on the day our spring break starts.
Sometimes there are not enough hours in the school day.

Yes, I am crazy.  

My classroom of six and seven year olds was bursting with excitement and nervous energy this morning.  You could feel it.

It was a short day, yet a long day, but not long enough.

The morning started strangely as I wasn't by my room right at the entrance bell.  C was a bit nervous.  "I was sure we would have a guest teacher because you weren't here but you told us you would see us today and you are here."  Yes, C, I'm here!
Then there was an announcement about raffle tickets and earning the chance to throw a pie in a teacher's face.  That set off a flurry of conversation.  Then we moved to the carpet for a read aloud and five kids were itchy, scratchy, CAN I PLEASE GO TO THE NURSE?
The nurse came to us.  One child was sent home.  Others were soothed with lotion and ice packs.

After hosting three of my sweethearts for lunch (fun!) and helping another child get lunch because he forgot to get in line for pizza (I'm so glad you told me!) it was already the afternoon.

There was book shopping for book baggies and reading and writing and rock-paper-scissors over who got to take the pigeon book.  Then they were whisked away to specials.  They came back and went home for spring break.

I ended the day picking up, straightening, thinking of where I'll start when they return.

Some days are too long.  Some are too short.  Today wasn't long enough


  1. Thanks for sharing your day in your slice - I missed your kiddos today! Our day at the Symposium was long enough!! Enjoy your break!!

  2. When you pack so much in a is never long enough! Enjoy the week off, hoping you have something excited planned! xoxo

  3. Time never seems to be our friend. When we want more, we feel like there is less. When we want less, it feels like so much more. Ah, but deep breath. Enjoy the time of this week long break. We all deserve it. And I'm hoping it's long enough.

  4. Forget about what you left, enjoy the week and come back refreshed ready to begin again. Time never seems to stand still when you want it to and never goes fast enough when you don't.