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It Was a Monday…I Mean Tuesday

Short weeks.  They are sometimes harder than full ones.

Today felt more like a Monday than a Tuesday.

It started with an interesting department meeting.  For the record, I have the BEST department head a teacher could ask for.  ❤

Still, though, the mandates being passed down are throwing this have-all-my-ducks-in-a-row teacher for a loop.



Fortunately, I was in for a surprise when I found this beautiful ornament in my teacher mailbox…a gift from my friend, LeAnne.  She’s a math teacher at my school, and we’ve grown to be friends over the last year…bonding over chocolate (she loves my vegan desserts), running, and Harry Potter.


I got a new student in my first period class…unexpectedly.  When I heard his last name, it didn’t take me long to realize that I’d taught his brother last year.  I adored that boy; he had a gentle spirit.  His brother seems to have his temperament.  I think he’ll fit in perfectly with my awesome class.


During my planning period, I began grading tenth grade text-to-world connections.  I had to give props to one of my kid’s responses…

This young man has been paying attention to the news.


Meanwhile, my ninth grade kiddos worked hard on their essays.  They are in panic mode now.  I can’t say that I feel too sorry for them; they’ve delayed the inevitable despite numerous reminders of Friday’s deadline.


Then, my last class came in.  Oh boy.  This class is teaching me a lot about being flexible and patient.  They were in rare form, let me tell you.


I did what every teacher in my position would do after leaving school.

I picked up Mexican…to go.

Sans the margaritas.


Two days down, three to go.


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