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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Funk

I'm sitting here. In my classroom. It is quiet. I have a slight headache but a break from the chaos for the next thirty minutes. I'm sort of having one of those moments where I finally feel like I can breathe. It hasn't been a particulary stressful day with students, but I am feeling stressed. Monitoring student writing this week has me questioning whether I want to switch to "How To" books next week, like I am suppose to. Looking at my reading block, I feel like things are starting to fall apart a bit...could be the holidays. I think I am reaching that point where I am just tired and need a break...wait, didn't I just have one? It is frustrating to me that I feel this way after having a nice long weekend off. I should be revitalized and ready to tackle the week. Instead I feel run down and out of it. Don't you just hate that? I hope to crawl my way out of this funk by this evening when my BRAND NEW LAPTOP  arrives in the mail! That might just do it!

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  1. Oh yeah, a new laptop may just chase the funk away. The holidays always get the kids wound up, especially since there isn't that much time between the two holidays this year. Enjoy your computer tonight. :-)

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  2. Yay for the laptop! I think it's the funk of the season, really - the after Thanksgiving blues. It'll get better, and until it does - you have that laptop!

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  3. Lots of us are feeling the funk...and I think the brand new laptop will turn the tide. I just wish my pants would fit...not a good feeling either. xo

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  4. I suspect that new laptop might be the tonic, Betsy, but FYI-some of us today were saying some of the same things, wondering why we're already looking forward to winter break. Hope you can find some 'perk' soon!

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  5. Your thoughts and feelings echoed in the hallways at my school today (except nobody was talking about a new laptop). I think we need a good dumping of snow to brighten the days, and maybe a snow day to sleep in!

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  6. How about treating yourself to some time for observing? Just watch and take note of all of the smart things your kids are doing - and look especially for the footprints of your good teaching. Then rejoice, make public notice and carry on.

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  7. I think everyone is having the same feelings as you. I had five days off and you would have thought I would have been caught up and ready to go but...nope! Congrats on the laptop. How exciting!

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  8. I hope you love the How-To unit!!!!! : )

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  9. You are not alone in your feelings right now. Schedules are getting crazy at school as well as at home. At times it is difficult to handle it all despite having a break. At least you have a new toy to occupy your mind.

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  10. I think the funk in wide spread! I think many people were feeling it today...I sure was! Very excited for you and the new laptop! I'm currently cuddled on the couch with my own new laptop! :)

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  11. I always find it hard to reconnect after some extra time off too! I'm wondering about switching to how to books...are students writing them? Do they get to choose what they want to write about? It might be the just right thing to bring new energy into your class. Good luck with the writing...and with your new laptop!

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