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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.

Sigh.

#teacherproblems

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.

#huffletuff

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.

#whenyouteachlongenoughtoteachyoungersiblings

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.

#impressive

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.

#welcometohighschool

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.

#thestruggleisreal

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

I picked up Mexican…to go.

Sans the margaritas.

#restraint

Two days down, three to go.

#peaceout

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