rain and motivation

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  1. teacherhoosier

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    We've had rain on and off...pretty much on for the most part...the last 2 weeks, and it's seriously affecting my (and my kids' ) motivation to work...came out to school today and was sooo not motivated to do much...got what absolutely needed to be done done, but not much more...I hope this ends with the month of April...I know April can be a "burn-out" month with teachers...what with prepping/reviewing for testing, motivating kids to do well on testing ,etc..and I am starting to feel wiped out..however , I have to keep reminding myself that I am v. blessed...my contract's been renewed for next year and I have a job...however, it still doesn't make motivation any easier at times...it's just crazy that I only have 24 days left..well with the kids in the classroom any way..and that number may even be less..have a great Easter everyone!
     
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  3. Major

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    We have rain today......... and I'm loving it.......:hugs:

    http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/longfellow/12228

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - RAIN IN SUMMER


    How beautiful is the rain!
    After the dust and heat,
    In the broad and fiery street,
    In the narrow lane,
    How beautiful is the rain!

    How it clatters along the roofs,
    Like the tramp of hoofs
    How it gushes and struggles out
    From the throat of the overflowing spout!

    Across the window-pane
    It pours and pours;
    And swift and wide,
    With a muddy tide,
    Like a river down the gutter roars
    The rain, the welcome rain!

    The sick man from his chamber looks
    At the twisted brooks;
    He can feel the cool
    Breath of each little pool;
    His fevered brain
    Grows calm again,
    And he breathes a blessing on the rain.
     
  4. teacherintexas

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    Apr 23, 2011

    I have a very simple solution. Send me your rain.
     
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    Apr 24, 2011

    We're on Spring Break and its just been rain, rain, rain!

    We go back Wednesday...its supposed to be sunny that day!
     
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    Apr 24, 2011

    Major, when I was in high school choir, we sang an arrangement of that poem. Beautiful!
     
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    Apr 25, 2011

    I wish I could..it's supposed to rain for the next 3 days here..it's been the wettest April on record...
     

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