Today I'd like to share my favorite lines from Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
During the first six weeks of school, it feels like water we're "swimming" in gets deeper and deeper. I'm hoping that this week the water has been the deepest and the waves have been the highest and now both Franki and I are on our way back to shore. Parent conferences are half done. Interims go out today. We have completed all of our fall assessments (math, reading, spelling) and the database has been turned in.
Deep cleansing breath in...deep cleansing breath out...
(Poetry Friday is being hosted by Two Writing Teachers this week.)