Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thurs-slay #SOL21

The weeks are long and exhausting.  I don't know why I think they should be getting easier, but I do.  Today, I was dragging, and then everything changed.  I got this from a friend (and a little something else), and it was just what I needed to change my perspective. 

I like this word!  It made me think of all the things that happened today that will help me finish this week strong.

  • Words from a dear friend:  "I just wanted to share that I just took time to catch up on your blog.  I laughed, I cried, and most of all I wanted to give you a hug.  You are amazing!"  Okay, this might have brought a few tears, but they were happy ones.  
  • Words from a student:  " Mrs. Morris, I see how all of this is coming together.  It makes things easier."  Yes!  Planning does help us to write and create.
  • Words from my partner in crime/teaching:  "We've got this!"
  • Words from another student:  " I could see it coming."  Exactly, that is foreshadowing!
  • Words from another student:  "Mrs. Morris, look at this!  I found another example of foreshadowing!"  It was one I had never seen before in this animated short.
  • A student worked on his open response past the bell.
  • A non-reader finished American Born Chinese in two days.  It just takes one book to reel them in.
  • A student nailed the theme of a Dickinson poem.
Thank you, dear friend.  I hope you come back to read this.  I am going to continue to slay this Thursday by getting a pedicure with my daughter, Ashley.

I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.


  1. Dickinson and American Born Chinese!? You totally Thur-slayed it! Love the different comments you shared and the new word to add to my repertoire that inspired this slice.

  2. I absolutely love the term "Thurslay" and I don't think I have ever heard it before! What a great day you had. Here's hoping Friday is even better!

  3. What a great word for Thursday! Finishing the week strong - yeah You got this!

  4. Sometimes you really do need to stop and smell the roses--or notice they are growing, for that matter. I am glad you finished strong!

  5. What a great idea to collect those encouraging words for the week. I've never heard of Thur-slay but I'll be using that now! April/May can be hard and exhausting months at school. I'll need a lot of Thur-slays.


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