Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Slice of Life - What a Week

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This is the first week this summer that I have not been writing, reading books, or spending much time on my computer.

Two reasons for this.

One:  I spent some time with my sister, sister-in-law, daughter and niece in Tennessee visiting my youngest sister.  We had a great time and it was great to get away.  They have a no tax weekend and we shopped til we dropped!

Two:  The size of my class this year is unbelievable.  I received student number 37 yesterday.  No, that is not a typo.

Thirty-seven.....30 + 7...3 tens and 7 ones...can you tell I also teacher math!

We start school on Friday, and that is when they will decide whether or not to hire a third teacher.  So, needless to say this week has been very hectic trying to decide what to do and what to wait on.  I have to believe that they will do what is best for students and hire another teacher.

I wrote a poem last week about Back-to-School Insomnia that I am sharing this week as my slice.

Hopefully next week I can get back to writing and reading...I miss it!


  1. Good luck! We have a class size amendment which makes that a nonissue in most of our classes! My daughter will be starting 4th grade this year! I hope her teacher will be leading via her reading and writing example. B2S Insomnia is definitely a shared teacher issue! Mine starts next week.

  2. I hope your district does create a new class, 37 should be a crime. I loved your poem, too often I had the same issues. Thankfully I am retired now, but at times those old habits seem to creep back during the night. Have a great year!

  3. Oh, I do hope they hired that third teacher!

    1. Currently at 36 but there is a meeting tomorrow....I am keeping my fingers crossed!