Reading Teacher Writes

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SOL Tuesday: Feeling of Trepidation

I have a feeling of trepidation today. I don’t know why. Yesterday I came home feeling nauseated, and today is different — better, but worse.  I really need to climb over whatever hill is in front of me and get back to work after vacation, but I’m not sure how.  I did my lesson planning before spring break (accomplishment!), and the plans were in order and easy to carry out the last couple of days. Even my new groups worked well together today in reading rotations! That’s great, but…

I don’t know! Have you ever felt like something was coming to smack you in the face, but you don’t know what it is or when it will hit? Hmm…

Tuesday — Tense — Trepidation — Tell me to stop! Ok, I’m fine.

Spring IS around the corner, right? With the inch of snow that fell last night, one wouldn’t think so, but I am seeing more green on the trees now, and more birds and animals outside, so I am hopeful. There, that’s better.

Hopeful — Harmonious — Happy!

See, writing DOES make you feel better. I tell my students to write daily. Some still say, “I don’t know what to write!” Tomorrow, I’ll say, “Start with some letters of the alphabet, and think of words that show how you are feeling.” Lesson planning continues…back to work!