It was one of those days that is bound to happen once in a while. Especially when that day is accompanied by a sinus headache and a classroom full of fifth graders.
It was one of those days where you can’t tell if the students are acting out more than usual or you are just crankier than usual.
It was one of those days that things go missing, you raise your voice too often, and you spend your plan time cleaning and reorganizing because that is all you can manage.
Luckily, today was one of those days where I spent my plan time cleaning and reorganizing. And upon my irritated tossing and frustrated searching, I stumbled on some envelopes that my best friend and former co-teacher left me for “those days” when she changed schools.
I read through the different envelopes that remained and found one the perfect one for today. “Open when…You’re stressed.” I ripped open the envelope to discover a toy dart gun. Despite my cranky attitude, I couldn’t help but smile and chuckle out loud. The stress didn’t go away, but it did dwindle some after the thoughtful gift from a friend and a few minutes of target practice. It got me through that last half hour of the day. Tomorrow will be better.