Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Some Semblance of Normal

(The Slice of Life Challenge in March is hosted by Two Writing Teachers as way to encourage teachers-as-writers. You can join in, if you want. There is also a monthly call for Slices on Tuesdays. You can write then, too)

The classroom seemed unusually crowded and louder than usual as some semblance of normal, or as close to normal as one can get in a Pandemic, settled in, with every single one of our masked-up sixth graders returning physically to the building for the first time in a year. *

Peace (with the energy of the young),

*We’d been in Hybrid Mode since October, with half the students in school some days.


  1. we are just two weeks away now from all of the kids in the building at once. I am wondering how it will feel when their collective energies fill the space. It feels exciting.

  2. So do you have a whole class now? All my students come back together after spring break in mid-April. I am already anticipating the energy of that union!


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