Here’s What I Know… (#sol18 Day 21/31)

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I know that I’m really tired.

I know that Parent-Teacher Conferences start tomorrow morning at 7:15am.

I know that we know our students inside and out (and have the data to back up our opinions).

I know that parents are going to receive more information about their child than they ever needed to know – and that they are (generally) going to be incredibly grateful for this level of care and attention.

I know that I still have hours of writing ahead of me.

I know that my Fleetwood Mac Pandora station is exactly what I need right now.

I know that I should not be preparing everything the night before conferences.

I know that today is the only day in the last two weeks that I have been able to sit down and do this work.

I know that I wish I had a glass of wine at my desk.

I know that I don’t have to pack a lunch tomorrow or Friday because our Parent Reps are providing lunch for us during conferences.

I know that SB ’18 starts precisely at 4:00pm on Friday.

I know that I am so desperately ready for this break.

I know that I am driving down to Telluride this weekend for a yoga Continuing Education course.

I know that I am excited for my family to visit over SB ’18.

I know that I am hesitant to experience both of my parents in the same place at the same time since their divorce a few years ago.

I know that my kiddos are so desperately ready for this break.

I know that they’ll come back to school in April, ready to jump in for our Spring Musical tryouts and rehearsals.

I know that some kids will be nervous and will say that they’re sick and can’t come to school.

I know that I am thinking about doing a silly tryout to help calm the kids’ nerves a bit.

I know that everyone will be included in the play, no matter what happens on Tryout Day.

I know that my job is incredibly taxing and hard.

I know that your job is incredibly taxing and hard.

I know that everyone’s job is incredibly taxing and hard.

I know that handstand breaks keep me sane.

I know that I am grateful for this, my first Slice of Life challenge, and for you, my audience.

I know that I work at the best school on the planet.

I know that, even though I always said that I would never be a teacher (well, 15 years ago when I was young and knew so much), I am doing the work that I am supposed to be doing.

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  1. I reflected on something like what you said in this line ,yesterday in my slice: “I know that my job is incredibly taxing and hard.” I know exactly how you feel. But I always come to the same conclusion as you… this is my calling and my profession, exactly where I should be. And you, too! Good luck on conferences tomorrow!!

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  2. Handstand breaks! You are incredible. Hours of writing ahead of you – I hope you’ve whittled that down considerably. I know exactly what you mean when you say today is the first day in the past two weeks when you could sit down and do this work. Hang in there, spring break is on the horizon! Congrats on tackling SOL for the first time.

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  3. We had PT conferences last week and leave for Spring Break at 4pm on Friday too. You won;t be surprised to know that this was my favorite line: I know that I wish I had a glass of wine at my desk.

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