Slice of Life Tuesdays: When There’s Not Enough Time

1 Comment

Dream School: Have enough time for all my students to read whatever they want, write to publish their own longer works, and travel to the places we study in geography.

“There’s never enough time.” Who said that? Mike Miller? Somebody said it first.

One of the frustrating parts of losing time is that it seems that you once had so much that you slacked off, got lazy. You goofed around and wasted your time. It was fine, because you had enough time – no need to worry because the due date was far in the future. Now, the deadline is looming; now you are in “crunch time.” There’s not enough time left to show your true potential.

If I had more time now, I’d read aloud more books to my students. I never got to read Pax, or share all the new titles that came across my desk this year. There’s a new pile of “To-Be-Reads” at home, too, and a growing list of books I wish I’d purchased. Sharing great titles with students and encouraging a love of reading is the best! But I’m almost out of time.

If I had more time now, I’d help students to publish more of their works. I have a nice pile of fantastic writing from this school year, but some students were not able to revise, edit, and send their work in to publishers. I would have entered more contests, as well. Some of the contest topics seemed amazing! But I’m almost out of time.

If I had all the time in the world, I’d travel around the world. I’d love to climb the steps at Machu Picchu! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could take my students on a field trip to  Canada, or the Dominican Republic, or to Ecuador? I have many places on my bucket list of travel. But alas, I’m not sure I’ll have the time.

As this school year winds down, I wish you all the time you need to achieve your goals.

 

Day 22: SOLSC Slice of Life Story Challenge

5 Comments

Wish You Were Here!

I wish I could have attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project’s Saturday Reunion today. I loved reading about the highlights on all the blog posts — another amazing Saturday in New York City! Diane Ravitch was a keynote speaker! This amazing event drew the usual crowd of teachers from around the country! The weather wasn’t too shabby! Smiles to all of you. Thank you for sharing.

I read that some fellow Slicers got to meet each other for the first time in person! How wonderful! Finally getting the chance to truly become personal friends AND share in the learning — the opportunity of a lifetime. I look forward to the next time I will walk with a thousand other people along Broadway, crossing over at 120th ST to Riverside Church, arriving at least 45 minutes early to get a good seat (now there’s a challenge!), and enjoying a fun-filled day of thinking and sharing time with the experts in the field of education.

As for today’s events at home, I have to admit it was a productive, busy, yet relaxing day. The dryer got fixed — yay! I can do laundry! (Note the sarcastic tone.) We did our taxes — yay! (No, really! We needed that done.) My daughter and I went to the mall and brought home dinner — yay! (No, really! It was nice to get out.)  And for tonight’s main event, I watched “Pretty Woman” on TV — yay! (I enjoy viewing my favorite classic movies again and again.)

Bonus! It’s only Saturday and most of my chores are done now; I can enjoy the entire day tomorrow, too!  “Wish You Were Here” — not just a line from a postcard.

 

 

 

 

literacious

A guide to getting kids excited about reading!

Let Me Shine

Sharing teaching and learning stories with fellow readers and writers

Burkins and Yaris

Just another WordPress.com site

Literacy Lenses

Just another WordPress.com site

Simply Inspired Teaching

A blog by Kari Yates

Reading to the Core

Just another WordPress.com site

Literacy & NCTE

The official blog of the National Council of Teachers of English

There's a Book for That

Where book love and the joy of a classroom community are shared

To Read To Write To Be

Thoughts on learning and teaching

elsie tries writing

"The problem with people is they forget that that most of the time it's the small things that count." (Said by Finch in All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. These are my small things that count.

A Teaching Life

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." Mark Van Doren

Pleasures from the Page

Sharing teaching and learning stories with fellow readers and writers

A Thinking Kind of Reading

A great WordPress.com site

Resource - Full

Sharing Ideas, Strategies and Tools

Fiction All Day

Writing and Life ~ by David Ben-Ami

The Reading Workshop

Sharing teaching and learning stories with fellow readers and writers

Raising Literate Humans

Join me on my journey to raise my children to read the word and read the world.

Murphy's Law

Musings from a Literacy Coach

Out of This World Literacy

Sharing teaching and learning stories with fellow readers and writers

One Grateful Teacher

Sharing teaching and learning stories with fellow readers and writers

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

heatherrader.com/

Conversations on learning, coaching and life

Christopher Lehman

Educational Consultant and Author Christopher Lehman's Blog

TWO WRITING TEACHERS

A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.