March 13, 2018

Eight more school days until Spring Break.
That may be all I have to say today.

I’m surrounded by piles of books.
Piles of papers.
Lists of things to do on too many pieces of paper.
Calendars needing to be cross-checked.

More students to help than time in the day.
More lessons, reflections, meetings, and events than I can hold.

I wonder if the work of teaching isn’t something like
The forces required to bring spring–

Pushing in all directions.
The xylem and phloem of school.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Natasha
    Mar 13, 2018 @ 19:13:44

    Hang in there! I love the idea of the xylem and phloem of school.

    Reply

  2. sallydonnelly11
    Mar 13, 2018 @ 21:34:42

    love your comparison.
    Hang in there…and then ENJOY break!!!

    Reply

  3. franmccrackin
    Mar 17, 2018 @ 14:35:03

    You’re not alone in counting days!
    Your entrance of xylem and phloem are a surprise and add a rich image.
    I also imagine Spring as tough and moving and pushing 🙂

    Reply

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