March is here and so is the first day of me starting this 31 day journey of writing for the SOL challenge. I’m super excited to begin, but I have to say that this month always represents so much for me. First, is the “start to the end” of the winter season. Today especially, with the weather we have had in New England lately, it truly feels like spring is coming. As the sun is out more and more, and the days are longer before getting dark, I literally feel an increase in my energy and just find myself in such a better mood!
As a 5th grade teacher, March also means, Test Prep! We are getting into the “season” of our state assessments and it is crunch time. The Math and ELA prep will be beginning and we’ll be going strong all month. Luckily, we have also thrown in a few fun activities for the kiddos too, as it’s all about balance.
Lastly, and the biggest impact is the way this month affects me on a personal level. The first two weeks in March always brings up so many emotions. My family and I have just gone through so much during this month. Some were happy times, and some were sad ones, but hopefully all will provide me with some good writing material for this challenge. I’m really thinking about so much today as I begin this journey, and I’m feeling that this could turn out to be a very good thing that I decided to take this leap, and do this for myself.