A slice of before

I sat at my desk to write a slice.

Before that, I LEA’ed a GIEP meeting. Tis’ the season.

Before that, I caught up with a teacher about student concerns.

Before that, I stood in the rain (with an umbrella) during a rainy dismissal.

Before that, hmmm what did I do before that?

Sometime before that, I read 3 chapters of my weekly read aloud to first grade. Right now it’s a mystery and I left them hanging.

Before that, I chatted with our band teacher about possibilities for concert-like performances this spring.

Before that, is a bit of a blur because you know, that’s how school days are! 

Ready to head home.

8 comments

  1. I like this format. It made me think of something I could slice about today. Thank you! I think I might forget about what happened before many different points of my day. I am going to try this format at some point this month.

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  2. I liked how you used LEA as a verb and didn’t explain either of your acronyms. I looked them up before commenting, but the way you wrote it conveys the ongoing alphabet soup of life in education.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. I’m looking for new structures and this is great. I love how you shared the fragments of your school day.

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  4. I like how it was a “before that” sentiment where you’re standing in the future looking back at what you did do. I can’t remember a moment ago, though! There has been too much happening in one day’s time, and things are constantly changing. Thanks for this perspective!

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  5. I like this format — it reminds me when I try and retrace a conversation that’s gotten severely off topic and someone asks “Wait, how did we end up talking about this.” And I love being able to say “Well X said…” I’ll have to try this next time I’m stuck for a slice 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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