I have always wanted to do this Slice of Life March thing. Well, maybe not always, but I have wanted to do it since I first heard about it a couple of years ago. I even tried it a couple years ago. I failed miserably. This year, I have decided that I want to start it, knowing full well that I won’t be able to keep up all month.
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Yesterday, I had a two hour delay. I had been up for a little over an hour when we got the call that school would be delayed. Usually when this happens I can’t go back to sleep, but after a long week I passed out instantly.
After a quick “nap”, I used the late start as a opportunity to school to school a little early and get a bunch of stuff done. My to-do list was way too long, so when I hit my classroom I was moving at full speed. I’m one of the leaders of my school’s communication team, and I felt like this was the day where I could show my team how to do morning announcements. I bounced all over the school trying to find communications team members that were at school early, hoping they would help me out. One of my last stops was the office. I wanted to see if my principal would be interested in letting me film her for our project. When I walked into the office I found my son sharing with his principal the story he wrote while I was running around the school. He managed to write a story and convince someone in the office to make him 22 copies all in the time that I was making announcements.
His story, The Adventures of TryPower, was handed out to his class yesterday morning. I’m glad that I was able to take some time before the morning bell to chat with my son about his book, and I’m thankful that I teach at a school worried more about developing writers than conserving copies.
My son even managed to give a booktalk for the morning announcements. He had a busy and productive morning!