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Part 2: Back to School in 5-7-5

This was originally published on my blog for the Center for Teaching Quality, Musings of a Red Headed Teacher. Shout out to Stephanie Bikowski and Jim Osborn of Hillsborough County Schools for being the best haiku partners a girl could ask for.

And here is part two! Despite sweltering heat and long professional development sessions, hope lives in our schools!


Six days of P.D.

Blood-born pathogens. Too much.

Finally students here! (Karen Tritt, KS)


Believe and inspire 

Hope unabated abounds 

In them, the future. (Dave Bosso, CT)


Ninety-one degrees

sweltering hot and smelly

Really hard to learn. (Jae Goodwin, MA)


Retire, not yet!

Guidance and love to give-still,

Whatever it takes. (Adrianne Teal, FL)


Last wisps of summer

Dissolve when children walk in

Bringing our future. (David Cohen, CA)


3 weeks passed so fast!

Love teaching first grade again, 

But I am soooooooo tired!!!! (Cheryl Suliteanu, CA)


Missing the classroom

Grass is not always greener

It calls me back, "Teach." (Dorina Sackman, FL)


Back to the classroom

Students fill my heart with joy

Let the learning start. (Daniele Massey, Department of Defense)


Fistful of pencils

Heart full of hope and promise

Nervous, but happy. (Jen Daigle-Matos, MA)

Don't wake me up yet

Let me eat my lunch in peace

Let me go to bed. (CalifDreaming)


I'm a reading coach

Questioning and "that depends"

Let the coaching begin. (Stephanie Bikowski, FL)


A new position

Running round the learning curve

A veteran teacher. (Jim Osborn, FL)


Challenges abound

Armed with knowledge wit and grit

A new year begins! (Jim Osborn, FL)


Backpack, lunch box, check

A brand new pair of sneakers

Ready for day one. (Kelly Flynn, MA)


Child talking in car

Your endless chatter frays nerves

Please go back to school. (Jen Daigle-Matos, MA)


Special thanks to all the contributors on this one. Love to you all!

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