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 21, 2016

It's Monday #SOL16 21/31

It's the annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
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It's Monday.  My students were pretty calm today.  I got some of my toughest customers to read today.  I had a great conversation with my 4th graders, activating their schema on U.S. monuments and symbols (kids were leaping out of their chairs!).

It's Monday.  My youngest daughter doesn't feel well.  She was on an emotional roller coaster yesterday.  Up early, didn't sleep.  I'm almost as tired.

It's Monday.  I got up a tiny bit late (see above), but I left the house near 7:00 a.m. and flew past two high schools, their parking lots completely empty.  The local schools are on spring break.

It's Monday.  I had to go to the grocery store after work.  Must. Get. Coffee.  I look up and see that the moon is full.  "It's a silly wives tale," you say.  Perhaps you don't work at an elementary school.

It's Monday.  A beautiful pot roast was in the oven when I got home.  MMMMMMMM.  So grateful for my Chef Jeff!

It's Monday.  My students requested books from the public library.  I spent 30 minutes browsing the non fiction section.  Who knew there were books on zombies in 001.49??

It's Monday.  I'm finished with my slice.  Now I'm off to read and comment on other slices.  Not a bad way to end a Monday!


  1. It's Monday ... as if that is all you had to say to explain it all. Or the full moon. My girls were a little extra bonkers at home today and I looked out and said out loud, "Oh, that explains it. Full moon." I believe in the full moon effect. It's Monday and the evening is winding down ... enjoy. Only 3 more days, right?!? Hang in there because tomorrow you can say ... "It's Tuesday." :)

  2. It's Monday and after a lot of stuff . . . you made it! Just think it's almost April! xoxo

  3. Check! Now onto the next day! :)

  4. One day at a time gets you a step closer to spring break. Seems like Monday's are always challenging days, but then comes Tuesday. Enjoy your day.