I Miss…

Slice of Life: Day 30

It’s Monday morning and I miss my routine. I miss my yogurt and coffee in the car on the way to work. I miss my morning radio show banter. I miss putting my makeup on in the car every morning. It is a challenge that I have mastered. I miss opening my classroom door every morning while juggling my bag, phone, keys and water. I miss walking into my classroom and seeing everything just as I left it. It is my second home. I miss clipping my badge to my pocket every morning. I miss my Paper Mate colored click pens and colorful Flair pens. I miss my brown chair in the front of my class. I miss teaching math at my table and writing upside down for my students to see. I miss my desk calendar and assignment page on my Smartboard. I miss my schedule on the board. Mostly, I miss my kids. I miss greeting them every morning. I miss their stories. I miss their creative excuses. I miss their laughs. I miss their drawings and doodles. I miss the noise in my classroom. I miss my kids falling off their wobble stools. I miss my kids questions and insight. I miss my kids endlessly using the bathroom and not having a pencil, but an abundance of colored pens. I love teaching. I love my kids despite how much frustration they may bring at times. I miss my school day. I miss my classroom. I miss my kids. I look forward to when my routine goes back to what it was. Until then I miss…

4 thoughts on “I Miss…

  1. I’m right there with you Tina … and I miss you and the rest of the amazing staff and all of the laughter and conversations in the hallway. You remind us all about all of those little things that we take for granted, hopefully we will get one more chance this school year to go back and enjoy so many things that really have become an important part of our lives.

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  2. It is amazing how many things there are to miss, a sign perhaps of all the things we took for granted. You do a wonderful job of identifying them. I have quite a challenging class this year, but I do miss their voices and laughter and their excitement when they figure something out. I had a Zoom meeting with them last Friday and it was such a joy to see their faces and hear their voices again. I am hoping that in five weeks we will all be together in our classroom again.

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  3. I never imagined that it would be this hard or that there would be this many worries. I know we are “safe” at home, but I hope they are too.
    BTW, I would not have imagined you to be a make-up in the car kind of girl!

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