Are you allowed to slice twice? A Slice of Apple

Slice of LIfePart of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers

 

My backpack is torn, well-used, broken-in. I should buy a new one, but this one still works, so why spend the money?

“Clean out backpack” was on my list to do this morning, and since I’ve been working all summer I didn’t think it would be a big deal. I’ve been using my backpack a lot. I feel like I just cleaned it out a month ago.

That must have been when I put an apple in there for a mid-PD snack.

That apple died in my backpack. It was a terrible death, as evidenced by the disgusting paper towel I pulled from the bottom.

“I guess I can throw my bag in the wash tonight.” I comforted myself.

And then I pulled out my Coaching Institute notebook. The notebook that I use all the time. The notes help me frame so many things in my work: Purpose, inspiration,  feedback, balanced literacy, coaching in… The TCRWP Coaching Institute was the best Professional Development I’ve ever had!

My notes are mostly gone now – soaked away by dying apple juice.

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This better not be an indication of how my coaching year will go.

This better just be an indication that I need to buy a new backpack. And maybe a lunchbox. And maybe it’s time to go back to Teacher’s College for another Institute.

5 thoughts on “Are you allowed to slice twice? A Slice of Apple

  1. I feel your pain as I read your post. I especially like your optimistic ending. NOT how my year will go and maybe time to make another notebook at TCRWP!! Enjoy buying your backpack and I highly encourage you to return to TC – it’s my happy place too!

  2. UGH! I hate when that sort of thing happens. I had to promise myself not to put food in my school bag anymore, and I have had to only buy specific kinds of water bottles because I had a lot of things ruined by spilled water!

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