Columbus Day Weekend

A friend texted me: Columbus Day weekend is a huge milestone in the year!

As a teacher in a new school and a new grade, I agree.

To me, it means I survived the first half of the first quarter of the middle school year.

To me, it means I now can call most of my 116 students by name.

To me, it means I now know which students are the strugglers and which ones can soar.

It means I still have seven more half-quarters to teach and guide all the strugglers and the strong.

It means the can sleep in on Monday and soon celebrate a Thanksgiving Break and a Winter Break.

Today the air is crisp, the leaves are falling and I bought pumpkins to decorate my front porch.

Happy Columbus Day Weekend!


6 thoughts on “Columbus Day Weekend

  1. Ms Victor Reads says:

    Ha, I wrote about having nearly 1/4 of the school year under my belt today! It is a good feeling to know our kiddos better. Teacher calendars are a funny thing- we measure time differently than other people, that is for sure!


  2. Fran Haley says:

    A cheerful & uplifting slice that reminds us to celebrate more often along the way, and to see the positive & privilege of what we do – as in having time to help those who are struggling vs. lamenting the challenge of it. Your students are surely fortunate! Here’s to a great year in your new school & new grade.


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