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Today I…

For those of you who read my slice yesterday, you know that my school is now closed for a minimum of 2 weeks due to Coronavirus. It’s now 11:30pm local time on 3 March, so all I’m going to be able to do today is a “Today I…” slice. Here we go.

Today I was in crisis management mode all day.

Today I sat in front of my computer and worked nearly nonstop from 6:30am to 11:30pm, only stopping to pee and take 20 minute walk outside.

Today I toggled between email, video chats, What’s App messages, phone calls, group chats, and Seesaw messages as I tried to respond to the hundreds of messages I received.

Today I forgot to eat, until my tummy started rumbling. Lunch at 5:30 is normal, right?

Today I blew my screen time out of the water.

Today I learned so much about this new world of online learning we’ve been thrown into, but know there’s still so much more to learn.

Today I prepped for all my lessons tomorrow. At least I can go to bed and not have that on my shoulders!

Today I typed about a gazillion words. On a positive note, my typing skills have greatly improved!

Today I realized what I’m made of when faced with a crisis.

Today I realized that I can really focus on something when I need to. No breaks for social media, TV, or reading for me today.

Today I logged a whole 4,005 steps, and that’s with taking a walk to clear my head when I was going stir crazy. Man, this is going to be a long ride.

Today I realized that this whole self-quarantine thing is no joke! I need to be more balanced and move my body so much more tomorrow.

Today I realized that rumors spread faster than wildfires.

Today I realized that when push comes to shove, my team comes together and just gets it done. We really played off one another’s strengths and pitched in where needed.

Today I realized that working at this pace is not sustainable. With that being said…it’s time for bed!

Today I…

Today I woke up before my alarm clock. For the third day in the row. Who am I??

Today I listened to Dermot Kennedy on heavy repeat. Again. Thanks achaiteacher for the introduction!

Today I attended five meetings.

Today I was frustrated and let my emotions get the better of me.

Today I joked around with some colleagues.

Today I helped lead the Primary students in their last practice before tomorrow’s dress rehearsal. They did much better today!

Today I attended an Art Exhibition by our IB Diploma students whose work was very impressive.

Today I tried to convince a colleague to join the SOL Challenge next year. He might need more nudging.

Today I walked 9,801 steps. Guess I’ll need to walk a few circles around my living room to reach my daily goal.

Today I had to deal with some discipline issues. The lack of routine this week is taking its toll on us all.

Today I enjoyed an energetic and exciting conversation with friends over dinner.

Today I sent 18 emails. Way less than normal!

Today I took some things personally. Stress from the production is causing negative side effects.

Today I read and commented on my fellow slicers’ slices.

Today I told stories. Some funny, some interesting.

Today I was not nearly as productive as I needed to be, putting me further behind.

Today I ate lunch, at my desk, while in a meeting, typing between mouthfuls.

Today I worried about what a friend is going through, wishing I could give her a hug, listen to her, and simply be there for her.

Today I thought about what to slice all day.

Today I was going to write a story, but this list wanted to be written instead.

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Today I… #sol18

Today I realized all the places where I neglected to put sunscreen yesterday.

Today I had five scheduled meetings with teachers.

Today I replied to 29 emails and left 31 to respond to tomorrow.

Today I ate leftover curry for lunch.

Today I led all of the Year 3 students in cooking dinner for their sleepover at school.

Today I wished I had rested my foot more.

Today I was a passenger on a bus and a cute four-year-old girl was my driver.

Today I learned about 3D shapes along with Kindergarten.

Today I laughed.

Today I reflected on some new ideas I have.

Today I played a joke on a teacher.

Today I listened to the Greatest Showman soundtrack for the eighty-third time.

Today I didn’t get as much done as I needed to.

Today I talked about writing.

Today I got some much-needed Spencer snuggles.

Today I spent fourteen hours at school and am in desperate need of sleep.

Today I… #sol16 8 of 31

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Today I…

Today I had treats waiting on my desk when I arrived in the morning. (Thank you Treat Fairy!)

Today I was invited to a classroom where students shared their ideas for saving the planet by taking small actions in our school community. Action is the heart of the PYP! 🙂

Today I had a better day than yesterday.

Today I held four curriculum meetings and one team meeting.

Today I got to talk a lot about writing, and it felt good! I realize how much I miss being a literacy coach.

Today I gazed at my flowers I received yesterday for Albanian Teacher’s Day. I love fresh flowers!

Today I realized it’s my bestie’s 1 month countdown to her baby’s arrival!!!

Today I wished loads of women Happy International Women’s Day!

Today I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure. Now I’m pretty in pink! 🙂

Today I am slicing from a bar, where I’m munching on chips and guac and drinking a Malibu and Coke. I sorta love it.

Today I made children laugh.

Today I read. And not just emails!

Today I scared two people…and then proceeded to laugh my head off!

Today I wished a fabulous friend a happy birthday…so sad I’m not there to celebrate with her this year.

Today I booked a car for my road trip to Greece this weekend.

Today I had such a great conversation about writing and teaching with a colleague and friend.

Today I was productive.

Today I was happy.