Several of my colleagues and I are running a 30 Day Notebook Challenge for our students, teachers, and families. It’s been so nice to return to my notebook to gather ideas, try out strategies, and just play with my writing. This week, two of my colleagues suggested list writing, so I thought I’d try it here.
I Remember my drive to school.
Time to think, catch up on the news, or listen to a good book.
I Remember stopping by to visit my dad and stepmother.
Sometimes before school for my dad’s famous breakfast of eggs, toast, sausage or bacon, and the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.
I Remember arriving at school.
Stopping along the way to my room to visit my colleagues and friends.
I Remember the kids arriving at school.
Their voices loud, happy, filled with promise.
I Remember being in and out of classrooms all day long.
Running up and down all those flights of stairs with my bins filled with teaching tools.
I Remember the end of the school day.
Often tired, but in that good way you feel when you’ve taught your heart out.
I Remember the drive home.
Again catching up on the news, reflecting on the day, finishing a good book.
I Remember the long after-work walk with my husband and dog.
A time to decompress, gather with others in the local park, get exercise and fresh air.
I Remember the rhythm of a different time.