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 24, 2017

"Freedom!" #SOLC17

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Usually my oldest students (this year, 5th graders) are my most interesting students. 

This year is no different. 

Today, J walked into the room, raised his two fists and announced, "FREEDOM!"

"What are you free from?" I asked.

"Reading a book with my teacher.  She had so many questions."

"She makes our brains work too hard," K chimed in.

Can you guess that today was the final day of classes before spring break? 

Wishing a relaxing break to all who have finally arrived!  For everyone else, happy weekend!


  1. Freedom!!!

    ...and this teacher secretly hopes he picks up something to read - FOR FUN!!

  2. I can totally understand J's excitement. I'm looking forward to a little freedom myself, but I have another week to go. Enjoy your break!

  3. Funny, I am thinking freedom TO READ... all day long... in my pajamas.

  4. If only they knew how much we look forward to the freedom, too...

  5. I liked the twist. My "freedom" comes in exactly one week.

  6. I totally get it. Today I took Liberty the last 20 minutes of the day to give the kids some freedom. And I gave myself some freedom. Freedom from trying to teach a riding lesson to a bunch of distracted fourth-graders. We cleaned our desks and got a bit of free time. When I said free time they were actually confused. I've never said that word before! So they clean their desks and had some freedom. We are all looking forward to a break.

  7. There is nothing like the Friday afternoon before a week off! Pure freedom!

  8. That's priceless. We do need those breaks, for sure. Brain shut down is a necessity of both teachers and students. Enjoy!