A Great Start to the Week

11454297503_e27946e4ff_hMarch SOLC–Day 13
A huge thank you to  Anna, Beth, Betsy, Deb, Kathleen, Lisa, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for all that they do to create a supportive community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.

I always enter the classroom with a bit of trepidation after having a Guest Teacher, as I’m never quite sure what I’ll find. On Friday I took a Personal Day. This morning I beelined to my desk to check for notes. At the bottom of my sub plans was scrawled: “We had a great day!” There was even a smiley face. Phew! That’s a relief!

As I set down my bags, I noticed some student writing next to the sub plans. I’d left plans for the kids to have some free writing time, and apparently one of them had opted to write an essay. She left it on my desk for me to enjoy.


Talk about a wonderful welcome back to school! Sanity Saver #8 from my post yesterday (here) was unexpected notes from students. I certainly didn’t expect to get one today. What a great way to start the week!

8 thoughts on “A Great Start to the Week

  1. How lovely! I was surprised last week that tow of my boys had made a poster in Spanish with a drawing of me and a list of adjectives in Spanish to describe me — all positive, thank goodness! It made my day.

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  2. krystinicole says:

    What a great start! I hate coming back after a substitute. It’s never exactly how it should be, and people have been all up in your desk space!

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  3. Amy Warntz says:

    Love notes like this are the best! I’m impressed with the use of the semi-colon too. Most days I’m lucky if I can get my students to use capital letters and periods. (sigh).

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  4. Great to see your kids get you.


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