My alarm clock went off this morning. How rude. I couldn’t just let the sun wake me up.
I had to actually consider my clothing choices this morning. How annoying. I couldn’t just throw on my ski clothes.
I had to pack a snack and lunch for myself this morning. How frustrating. I couldn’t just linger over coffee and my morning book.
Yep. Winter Break is officially over.
I did get the privilege of 29 huge “I missed you!” hugs today.
I did get to connect with my colleagues and collectively celebrate and mourn the too-soon passing of one of our own.
I did get to relish in the realization that the math, writing, reading, and friendship skills that were practiced before break still (mostly) remain after break.
I did get to hear lots of happy stories about adventures and fun family times.
I received a dedicated and signed copy of a Minecraft book from a student. He thought that I really needed to be reading his favorite book along with him, so he made it happen. And that? Made my day.
Welcome back to school!
It’s great that you cherish the relaxing (?) recharge of personal time and obvious that you love what you do with your fabulous, thoughtful students!! Have a great year!
How fantastic! What an awesome gift.
What a fabulous start to the year! That book—and the intention with which it was given—is an absolute treasure.
What a great welcome back!
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Thanks! It made me smile!