Technical Glitch or Technical Gift?
I spent most of this weekend waiting for our classroom blog to come back online. So much of my regular routine involves writing a weekly newsletter, and then posting it on our classroom blog. With the blog down, I was a bit of a lost soul. A bit? Oh, lets’s face it: I was completely thrown off-kilter!
Without our website, what would I write about? What would I share? Even as I sit typing this newsletter late Sunday night, I am suffering from a case of Writers’ Block.
So, what does a girl do, when her website is down, and there’s no updating to be done? While my first inclination was to keep checking and checking and checking (which I admittedly did for a while), I did step away from the computer for a while this weekend.
There’s something to be said for taking a long walk to the beach, or decorating for the holidays, or going to the movies with your friend and family, or taking your kids on a Mystery Ride, or cooking a few nice dinners. Not that I don’t normally do those things – but hardly all in one weekend .
So, this weekend I was more like the Old Mrs. Brooks (who of course isn’t Old) who found more time away from the computer, and lived to tell about it. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t spend time searching for ideas, planning lessons, playing computer games or emailing folks – because I did. But, knowing our website was down allowed me to put off some of the responsibility, and enjoy the time until Sunday night.
Sounds crazy, but it seems to me I can find a bit more balance in life, without falling off the balance beam, so to speak. So, this newsletter might be on the blog, or it might not be. I think I’ve survived either way.
* Thank you for the cranberry donations – we had a super day celebrating all things related to Massachusetts’ native berry.
* This week is the Scholastic Book Fair, to benefit our PTO. Students will be able to preview the sale tomorrow, and create a wish list. Students can bring money with them to shop at school, or you can bring your child during the extended hours.
*I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. A full week of school = a normal homework week. There’s a certain comfort to be found in predictable routines.