The Slice of Life March Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
Last night was the first night of this challenge that I did not have a post written and ready to go. But I was tired and went to bed.
This morning we have a fog delay. After I received the phone call, my immediate thought was, "Oh, good. I have some extra time to write a slice." Here I am sitting at my desk at school and thinking about the word time. It seems like we either never have enough or have too much. Sometimes it goes too slow and other times it goes too fast.
The past three weeks time has created havoc in my life, which is why I am tired and did not have a slice for today.
A few weeks ago, we knew our state testing was coming up. Then, we learned about the number of hours our new test was going to take. This was much different than the past tests, but we had our schedule made and were ready to go.
Because of the extensive time, the state decided to extend our testing window, or the amount of time available to administer the test. We changed our schedule again.
Because of the many protests against the increase in the amount of time our students would spend testing, the state decided to decrease the number of hours of the test. This resulted in another schedule change.
A new schedule was made and now enter snow days into the mix. We had three snow days and a 2-hour delay which again created changes in our schedule.
This week in the middle of our testing, Daylight Savings Time enters the picture. From all the slices I have read about this topic, you already know what DST does to a person's sense of time.
Yesterday our testing ended. I went home, took a breath, and didn't write. I was tired, and I didn't have a slice.
Our schedule this week is not typical either. Today is Wednesday, and we have two early dismissal days and we are counting down the days to spring break which is next week.
This one little word ~ time ~ is the reason why I am exhausted, and the reason why I have a slice today. Thank you 2-hour fog delay!
|The current view outside my window at school.|