This was originally published on my blog for the Center for Teaching Quality, Musings of a Red Headed Teacher. Shout out to Stephanie Bikowski and Jim Osborn of Hillsborough County Schools for being the best haiku partners a girl could ask for.
And here is part two! Despite sweltering heat and long professional development sessions, hope lives in our schools!
Six days of P.D.
Blood-born pathogens. Too much.
Finally students here! (Karen Tritt, KS)
Believe and inspire
Hope unabated abounds
In them, the future. (Dave Bosso, CT)
sweltering hot and smelly
Really hard to learn. (Jae Goodwin, MA)
Retire, not yet!
Guidance and love to give-still,
Whatever it takes. (Adrianne Teal, FL)
Last wisps of summer
Dissolve when children walk in
Bringing our future. (David Cohen, CA)
3 weeks passed so fast!
Love teaching first grade again,
But I am soooooooo tired!!!! (Cheryl Suliteanu, CA)
Missing the classroom
Grass is not always greener
It calls me back, “Teach.” (Dorina Sackman, FL)
Back to the classroom
Students fill my heart with joy
Let the learning start. (Daniele Massey, Department of Defense)
Fistful of pencils
Heart full of hope and promise
Nervous, but happy. (Jen Daigle-Matos, MA)
Don’t wake me up yet
Let me eat my lunch in peace
Let me go to bed. (CalifDreaming)
I’m a reading coach
Questioning and “that depends”
Let the coaching begin. (Stephanie Bikowski, FL)
A new position
Running round the learning curve
A veteran teacher. (Jim Osborn, FL)
Armed with knowledge wit and grit
A new year begins! (Jim Osborn, FL)
Backpack, lunch box, check
A brand new pair of sneakers
Ready for day one. (Kelly Flynn, MA)
Child talking in car
Your endless chatter frays nerves
Please go back to school. (Jen Daigle-Matos, MA)
Special thanks to all the contributors on this one. Love to you all!
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