I wish you… #SOLC19

Today was not a good day. It was a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” to quote Alexander in Judith Viorst’s classic. That’s all I am able to  say other than to share this wish for a student. I wasn’t going to slice. I didn’t feel like slicing, but here I am. 

I wish you

A better tomorrow


A calm, fresh start

I wish you clarity

For your anger




I wish you forgiveness

From classmates

From grownups

From yourself

For your anger




This I wish for you


This post is part of the annual month-long Slice of Life writing challenge organized by Two Writing Teachers. Join us! It’s my third year of slicing in the challenge and I’m looking forward to writing and learning along with all of you.

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13 thoughts on “I wish you… #SOLC19

  1. I feel the tears welling up, Christie, as I read the emotion in your words. Your students are so lucky to have a teacher who so obviously cares for and loves them. I’m glad you decided to slice today. We can all join you in thinking positive wishes for your learner.


  2. Wow! This is one powerful post. And a beautifully poignant poem. I hope giving all those emotions voice will help you find peace now and strength tomorrow.


  3. Your post reminded me of something Katherine Applegate said during our VSRA breakfast on Saturday. She talked about making three wishes-one for ourselves, one for somebody else, and the third for the world. Thank you for sharing your wish for your student and I echo your wishes.

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  4. You’ve taken the ugliness of a very bad day and made something beautiful from it, Christie. This poem could be up in every classroom in the country to offer consolation and renewal to all children.

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  5. Christie, thank you for this post. Your words are so meaningful and your students are so lucky to have such a passionate teacher. Sending you hugs and wishing you a good day tomorrow!

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