#sol19 12/31: Work in the Deep Freeze


On this 12th day of March, we are still in the deep freeze and I am still miserable but I move on… get to my car, turn on the seat warmer, the wheel warmer, the defrost…I move the temperature to HIGH!!! and I can’t imagine that soon I’ll be reversing to AC…

But for now, I kick up the music and start singing to warm my soul… and even though I can’t feel it yet, I know that within the hour I’ll be out of myself and taking leadership with the Cornwall HVWP teacher team for their first Vertical Alignment- the MS team members will be joining the elementary teachers at Willow Elementary to watch Linda and Eleanor collaborate on a lesson with images… and we will all be in motion.. I am back documenting and the team is sitting in with the 3rd graders collaborating at their tables… and it’s hard to believe that Linda and Eleanor don’t team regularly…

We continue… we debrief the lesson… the group loves it and E and L feel the love and respect…

We break- I head out to experience the new Mexican restaurant for lunch and the husband/wife team tailor a meal that I can love and not feel that I have indulged.I fuss over them… and I get a fresh pot of coffee in return.

We meet back up at the middle school and the group is out of gas, but Jen takes up the challenge with her set of images and works with her class … the shifts she makes shows us just what experience looks like…

I’m patient and give the group time to get focused- it helps that I pass around some small chocolate Easter eggs and yes we are all happy to thank Jenn for her efforts and the group is rewarded… they/we are out by 2…

I get back in my car exhausted and good and back in the deep freeze even with sunshine…

As I write this slice I confess,  I have the Bachelor finale playing….. such a dumb show… but I’m watching…


4 thoughts

  1. After a long day of successful professional development – everyone deserves to watch “dumb” tv! What a great day of learning with your colleagues. Nice circle story – beginning and ending with sentences about your car and the deep freeze! The synergy of your day really came out in this slice!

  2. I’m always amazed at the work you do, Bonnie. You can’t beat a bit of chocolate for an afternoon pick-up. And now I need to know – whose beautiful dog is that in the header pics?

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