Back To School Night 2017

19 Sep

Early Morning – Home                                                                                                                  Choosing two outfits                                                                                                                             Wearing the one I’ll teach in                                                                                                             Carrying the second

Before Students – School                                                                                                      Stapling up the photos                                                                                                                        I took of the students last week                                                                                                        Gussy up the classroom

Daytime – School                                                                                                                                Writer’s workshop begins                                                                                                                   Students engaged, thinking, writing                                                                                                  I worry about the night

After School – Near School                                                                                                        Dinner with the team                                                                                                                         At our favorite restaurant                                                                                                            Only water, please.

Before BTSN – School                                                                                                                            Classroom lights are off                                                                                                                       I sit quietly at my desk                                                                                                                         Awaiting the onslaught

During BTSN – School                                                                                                                        Wearing the second outfit                                                                                                                   Pacing and talking too fast.                                                                                                                   Can they see me sweat?

Mid BTSN Interruption _ School                                                                                                The Sheriff is here                                                                                                                                If you parked in the fire lane                                                                                                     Please move your car now.

After BTSN  – In the car                                                                                                          Driving home, there’s rain                                                                                                              Washing away the long day                                                                                                         Peace in my heart.

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6 Responses to “Back To School Night 2017”

  1. 💜 the purple lady (@th_purpl_lady) September 19, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    There is just something freeing about haiku. Simple yet says a lot. I like that you did a series too. I’m sure most of us could put ourselves directly into your shoes!

  2. arjeha September 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    What a great way to highlight your day and evening.

  3. rosecappelli September 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Love this structure! Your last one is my favorite because despite all the worries it tells me things went well. Peace in the heart.

  4. Christine September 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    I too love the structure of a series of haikus – I have never thought of doing that. Put that idea in my cap for some slice down the road.
    More importantly, your simple words gave me such a sense of feeling at each moment of the day.

  5. Anonymous September 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

    I really loved your series of haikus. This is a creative idea that I too did not think about doing, but is very relatable to many of us as a highlight throughout our day.

  6. Brian Rozinsky September 20, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    Stanzas four and seven left me with big smiles plastered on my face. Funny moments, well told.

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