Wins! #SOL21 – Day #11 – March Slice of Life Story Challenge

Parent-guardian-teacher conferences have always served as a barometer of how things are going.

Not the only measure, but an important one.

More so now than in-person because parents and guardians are present in my classroom 24/7.

The hear me.

They see me.

They know when I’m frustrated.

They hear our laughter.

They hear our silence.

Every year, at this time of the year, the kids find their voices.

Every year if feels like we’ll never get here and yet we do.




And just like PP (pre-pandemic), today has been an opportunity to celebrate so many things.

We celebrate the many ways that we have grown comfortable with each other.

We celebrate all of the effort it has taken to get to where we are.

We celebrate growth and the resilience of students and their families always, but especially during this pandemic.

We celebrate everything we have learned, even though we are online.

We celebrate children’s growing independence.

We celebrate their accomplishments as we plan for next steps.

Because at the end of the day, these are the celebrations that matter.

These are the celebrations I will keep close to my heart next week and the week after and the week after that.

Photo by Anna Shvets on

Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.

3 thoughts on “Wins! #SOL21 – Day #11 – March Slice of Life Story Challenge

  1. I like how you chose to put ‘every single year’ on separate lines. It emphasized the words and helped me visualize someone saying that.
    Congratulations for making it this far through the year and all that you have to celebrate

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  2. mrssurridge says:

    My classroom is a mixture of on-campus students and online students. I am down to three online students and am aware that those parents are with us 24/7. (I have no idea what they think on those frustrating days!) I try really hard to include them in all our celebrations, but am not sure how well I do. I am surprised at how much a part of our classroom they are. I am so happy to have them with us every day.


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