Monday, March 24, 2014

I might be

24 of 31 at Two Writing Teachers!
This Spring Break slice is brought to you by Cathy and Michelle! Their poems looked like so much fun I just had to write one of my own!

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
sleeping in far too late
and lounging in my pjs
until erm-hm-hmm in the afternoon.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
chasing levels in a game,
catching up with friends,
or
just
gazing at the sunlight streaming through the window.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
diving deep into a book:
lost in words and worlds
that change me as they wash over me.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
click-clack commenting
on my students' slices,
smiling at the strength of our classroom community.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
drumming fingers on my laptop,
reaching and capturing words,
eyebrows knit as I spin slices to share.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
eating lunch with someone special
(my mom or my husband),
sharing stories and smiles over favorite food.

It's Spring Break!
If you are looking for me,
I might be
thinking but not worrying,
envisioning but not stressing,
refreshing and recharging from this full teacher life.

6 comments:

  1. From both this post and your last one, it sounds like you have a wonderful Spring Break ahead of you! It is certainly well-deserved.

    I really like the last stanza of this poem. The verb pairs "thinking but not worrying" and "envisioning but not stressing" really stuck out at me. I think they capture the difference between "Spring Break" life and "normal teacher life" really well!

    I'm so glad you can get refreshed and recharged this week. :)

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  2. So much to do and enjoy during this spring break. I hope you do get refreshed and recharged while doing all that you have listed.

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  3. I have always loved your love and enthusiasm for writing, especially poetry. And yes, if you are looking for me find me tomorrow at 1 pm having lunch with a beautiful and special daughter and person-- you! Love, Mommy

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  4. Jennifer,
    Loved your post --- and love spring break!

    Isn't it nice to enjoy this:
    "or
    just
    gazing at the sunlight streaming through the window."

    and especially this:
    "thinking but not worrying,
    envisioning but not stressing,
    refreshing and recharging from this full teacher life."

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  5. Don't you love a great mentor text to play around with? This is a great text to share with your students too! Loved getting lost in the words of a book, click-clack typing comments, but the last stanza says it all. Just loved it!

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  6. Love it! Happy spring break to you!

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