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Would everyone please check your pockets? I’ve lost my routine. I know it was here just a while back, so I’d appreciate you helping me find it. Thanks!
It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in my classroom writing this slice instead of getting ready for the upcoming week. Oh, I’ll have time for that later–right now, I’m just trying to reabsorb the classroom groove.
I have about 16 hours of spring break left (and I’m spending it in the classroom–doh!). My students will come in tomorrow, excited to see their friends and compare notes on how they spent the last week. We teachers will have made it in a bit before they do, but we’ll do the same comparing-notes exercise. Some of us made it to the beach (I live in north Alabama), some, like me, actually travelled north, and some–the lucky ones, I sometimes think–just stayed home and relaxed. All of us are keenly aware that there are only 10 weeks left in the school year, but the excitement of the home stretch is tempered by the knowledge of all we’ve still got left to do.
I’ll be glad to have my routine back. I look forward to each of my students coming through the door (even that one or two), and I’m eager to hear their stories as well. I’m ready to dive back into our units of study, hopeful that they haven’t forgotten too much. The thrill might wear off before the announcements are over, but for now I’m ready to go.
I know my routine is here somewhere. Maybe it rolled under the desk…I thought I heard something fall a few minutes ago.