Day 27 ~ March SOLSC
I’m not really sure how it’s only Wednesday. It for sure feels like it should at least be Saturday tomorrow. But, nope. It will only be Thursday. I’m just not sure I’m going to make it!
My class has been a little out of sorts this week. I mean, they’re a tougher bunch this year, overall. Lots of personalities. Lots of energy. Lots of talking. Lots of reminders. Of course, they’re all amazing at the same time. They’re just….well…a lot. But this week, a little more than usual. I’ve found myself going back to routines and expectations way more than usual.
Yesterday morning, before the day even really began, we had to “reboot.” And by reboot, I mean we went back into the hallway, lined up, took 3 deep breaths, and then came back in the classroom to take on the day. Today wasn’t much different than yesterday. My grade level colleagues and I just can’t figure it out. Our schedules aren’t different. (They will be next week when the older kids are taking the state assessments). We aren’t having unusual interruptions. (That will start next week when we start rehearsing for our concert). There isn’t a full moon. (That was last week). It remains a mystery at this point.
In the midst of all the “craziness,”something amazing happened after snack today…One of my boys said to me, “I just can’t get this song out of my head. I keep singing it.” (and that’s when it hit me). I went over to my computer and logged onto Amazon Music. I scrolled and clicked on the Trolls sound track. Justin Timberlake started to sing “I got this feeling, inside my bones, it goes electric wavy when I turn it on…” Immediately, the rug turned into a dance floor. The room was bursting with joy. Dance party for the win!
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