25 February 2009

Slice of Life: Sub Plans

My students will be participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge beginning on March 1st. Here's a sample I wrote for them...

I unlocked the door and flipped the light switches. As the cold fluorescent lights slowly warmed up to the idea of providing light, I glanced at the clock: 27 minutes after eight. Twelve hours earlier the hallway was filled with the sound of excited chatter, stories shared to get a laugh, and anticipation of a new day.

Our classroom has a different feel to it at night. There is a calm, but almost eerie, stillness. The feeling is such a stark contrast to the feeling in the morning. In the morning there is a feeling of potential, possibility, in the stillness.

As I sat down in front of my computer to write my sub plans, I wondered if my students would feel that potential the next morning despite my absence.

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