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 29, 2015

Sunday Night Stress SOLC #29

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It's Sunday night.

Time for a million things
 to run thorough my mind.
What do I do first?  
What do I do instead?

Just a few more minutes 
of basketball,
then I'll finish dinner
and get upstairs to organize the school bag.

Click on Pinterest.
So many ideas for math centers.
No time to make them tonight.

Write everything down, 
all the plans for the kiddos
who I haven't seen in 10 days.

Planning to have them share
Will there be enough hours tomorrow
for them to become reacquainted
and still have quiet time to learn?

It's overwhelming 
coming back from a break.
The break is relaxing,
but reentry is stressful.

I'm armed with read alouds
and sticky notes
and goody bags full of 
new crayons, pencils, glue sticks and erasers.

We will do what we can 
in the hours of Monday.
Then pick up where we left off
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Friday will be a day off again.
Only to come back Monday
to more stories, smiling faces
minds ready for learning

Sunday night stress.
Is more like excitement
and anticipation.
I missed them.


  1. I love your post. You captured what so many of my Sunday nights look like. Best of luck for your return from break!

  2. Sunday night stress after a long break. Reentry is going to be hard this week ... I know the kids will be excited though. Hang in there for all the excitement tomorrow!

  3. This is where I will be next Sunday. Hard to get back in the swing of things! Hope you have a great week!

  4. I'm sure they missed you as well! You give so much to those kiddies and it doesn't always have to do with reading , writing and math :-)))Have a great week! xoxo

  5. I saw how they were so excited to see you after 10 days away! The goody bags with new crayons show how much you care about your kiddos! Welcome back!