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, 2015

Under the Wire SOLC #30

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I made it.  I'm writing.
Just under the wire.

Long day at school,
Excited but exhausted kids.
Had to keep going.
Couldn't let them put their
heads on their 
but one did.

So excited to see friends, 
yet exhausted from 
ten days at home.

Hooked them with read alouds.
Encouraged on-task behaviors
with coupons
and encouragement.

Money at math time!
Read to someone!
Silly read aloud before specials!

Now I'm exhausted
and they are home
in bed
recharging their batteries.
While I
just home from orchestra
find a minute
or two
to slice.

Now off to bed.
Good night!


  1. Yes, you made it - and a poem to boot!

  2. Busy day, now enjoy some time to recharge!

  3. Glad you made it :-). Great slice after a very, very busy day! Hopefully you will read this tomorrow after a good night's sleep!

  4. It was a long first day back - but you wrote another beautiful slice!! Thank goodness it's a short week!

  5. First grade is exhausting ... writing when exhausting is hard to do, but you, my friend, pulled it off!