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 9, 2016

Sloth Week Silliness #SOL16 9/31

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I work with two self-professed, Disney-crazed special educators.  30-something Michelle,  "Mickey," and 20-something Michelle, "MZ"  are my partners in crime.  They are a great team, and I'm happy to pop my 40-something head in their room for a laugh.  They keep me centered, lighthearted and sane.

The reason I mention our decades is that I've found that fun has no age limit. This is important to note when looking for friends in the workplace.  

Last week, Mickey was carrying around a small stuffed animal sloth.  She encouraged me to watch the Zootopia movie trailer featuring the sloth that works at the DMV.  Holy cow.  Hysterical!  We lovingly joked that one of our students moves at the same pace as a sloth.

From this website

Since we started talking about sloths, I now see them everywhere!  I've been a bit frazzled this week, so I started searching memes and GIFs of sloths.  There was even one on TV!

From this meme website

I dubbed this week Sloth Week (move over Shark Week!) and I've been sending sloths to Mickey and MZ all week.  When will Sloth Week end?  Maybe when I run out of pictures of this smiling, fuzzy, tree-dwelling mammal.

The moral of the story is.... find something each week to help you smile, even if it's something... very... silly!


  1. Oh Chris it sounds like you are enjoying this year!! It's amazing how a new environment and ____ can make all the difference :-) You are so deserving! xo

  2. Love this!!!! I like the sound of sloth week! I feel like finding your people at work is so important! I love that you have great friendships there! My girls want to see Zootopia, I should take them. :)

  3. So glad you found this new place but I sure do miss this humor every day!!