Join the ladies from Two Writing Teachers for a Tuesday Slice of Life! Come on over, read, write, join in and enjoy a slice or two.
She calls my name
She calls to me
She quietly demands
She stares at me
She feels it
She smiles at me
my computer, my friend.
I had no idea what I was going to write today. Today was the kind of day at school that made me wish I could become a Wal-mart greeter. It was the kind of day that made me sigh, made me remind myself that I could start over again tomorrow, yet almost makes me dread tomorrow a smidge. It's crazy town...a two week winter break turned into three weeks, all learning fell out of 90% of student brains, behavior is in an out-of-routine deadly spiral, AND it's almost report card time. Yes, that means I'm trying to get assessments done during all the chaos. I know I'm not alone. I'm not the only teacher who has ever experienced this mess. I know tomorrow will be better because I will make sure of it. I know I will get all the assessments and report cards completed, and probably on time too, because I always do, even when I think I won't.
So, when I sat down with an empty, fried head and stared at my computer screen, my friend began to look intimidating and cold. That bright expectant wide-eyed look was beginning to turn into a scowling glare. I decided that today would not win. I would not end the day without a slice just because it was a less than stellar kind of day.
So I wrote about my computer! I actually like the poem that fell out of my fingers today. I guess when my head is empty I can count on my fingers to pull through for me.
Here's to tomorrow's light bringing a better day!