I Love Mondays: SOLC 2019 Day 4

I love Mondays.  Really.  There is something about the start of the week, a clean slate to write my life.  The fresh faces of my students, energized and eager after a weekend at home.  And this morning,  a rainbow guiding me on my drive to work!  A rainbow on a Monday morning commute has to be a good omen.

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In my classroom, Mondays are productive.  It’s the day I have the most uninterrupted time with my third graders.  We flowed from learning activity to learning activity, moving from engaged conversations about the right age for children to be left home alone to small group investigations creating geometric shapes from 4 triangles.  Recess times snuck up on us and the day was over in a blink.  My favorite kind of day in the classroom.

I ended my day with a mind clearing walk on the beach, matching the rhythm of my breaths with the inhale and exhale of the waves.  And as I reached my turnaround point, I found a message in the sand.

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I love Mondays!

4 thoughts on “I Love Mondays: SOLC 2019 Day 4

  1. Morna

    Holy smokes are you positive on Mondays. I love it! I wish I was. Mondays are so chaotic for me- it’s like herding cats. I also know it’s the mindset, as well. You have inspired me.

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  2. Sheri Edwards

    My students loved Monday — they looked forward to “power writing” on their own choice of topics and Hour of Code. Starting the week with something students like is a great way to encourage middle schoolers for the rest of the week. It also gave me time to connect better with students — like your continuous time with your students on Mondays.

    You may like my snow, but I love your beach! What a great surprise for you. Maybe you have a secret admirer. 🙂
    Glad we’re “slicing” together.
    ~ Sheri

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