Yesterday was one of those days. I actually think we have had too many snow days and that everyone is having trouble getting into any kind of groove at work (kids and teachers). The day just felt like things weren’t coming together. It was a day filled with meetings, and then an afternoon and evening filled with doing all the work I didn’t get to since I was in meetings.
Materials were missing pages, copies looked messy, the planning felt rushed and not as thoughtful as I’d like it to be.
Then I read this quote by Stephen Hawking who died yesterday at the age of 76: “And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
Today was one of those great work days! All the grade level meetings went well. I felt prepared, the materials were in order (thanks to my work last night), the conversation was thoughtful, the teachers were open and pleased with the suggestions made, and there was just a positive vibe (even though we were talking about test prep!).
After school, we hosted our annual Book Fair at a local Barnes and Noble. The place was packed with kids and families reading and buying books, playing Scrabble, Boggle, and Charades, enjoying our scavenger hunt, and listening to books read aloud. There was so much positive energy around books and reading!
Thank you, Dr. Hawking, for your wisdom!