Some days it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of teaching. You’re constantly worrying about planning, assessment, the child who says he doesn’t want to come to school every day, what went wrong today, how you can make it better tomorrow, the note the cleaner is going to leave you because of the glitter you left on the floor, how you’re going to stretch a budget that’s smaller than Jimminy Cricket’s shoes, the conversation you know you’re going to have tomorrow with a parent about why there’s more sand in her child’s shoes than the sandpit or how to discourage children from eating the glue.
Sometimes you just need to take time out to smell the roses. It was a long day at work with a PLC (Professional Learning Community) meeting following the work day. I stayed a bit longer than usual sharing ideas with colleagues and the sun was beginning to set. I was rushing home and worrying about getting to daycare to pick the children up before it closed but I was struck by the beauty of the sky. I pulled over and took a photo and savoured the moment (This picture does not do the sky justice). I think it’s important that we take time out and relax, even if its just being in the moment for a moment.