I didn't feel well today, physically. I thought it would go away and I could get on with my day but it didn't go away and my day kept going. I decided after lunch I could take it a bit easy. I didn't have to race around and do writing conferences. What if I sat at one table and did some discussions here and kidwatching from a far. I did just that. We were finishing up some short pieces in hopes of cleaning out our writing folders and to start a new unit later this week. Sometimes it's necessary to stop and watch, with no true agenda. I saw children with writing stamina. I saw children with writing plans. I saw children thinking about making the writing easier for the writer to read. I saw children using their manners. I saw children using their new resources for spelling sight words and lowercase letter formation. I am grateful the students were able to apply all they've learned so I could take it easy.
Now, I need to take it easy and get myself in bed in hopes tomorrow is better.