imageIt was just as they predicted.

Whoosh!  Second graders careened down the hallway heading for the classroom, dodging kindergarteners like bad guys in a video game.

Splash!  An overflowing water bottle gushed over two desks, soaking all the papers on top.

Boing!  Student after student jumped from a seat with question after question, too distracted to focus on…anything.

Auugh!  A panicked student with a nosebleed searched frantically for Kleenex while simultaneously trying not to move or drip.

Sheesh!  After countless reminders to please “respect your neighbor” during the math test, one anguished teacher implored with her class to settle in their work.

Rush!  The classroom emptied in record time as anxious students ran for the door at the dismissal bell, with a whirlwind of papers, homework, and lunch notes behind them.

It’s so true–March really did come in like a lion!



  1. franmccrackin · March 1, 2017

    Just delightful!
    Love starting each paragraph with a sound word.
    Your writing felt like a whirlwind! Some days…

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  2. beckymusician · March 1, 2017

    Wow! I can see the whirlwind in your classroom! Wonderful description in a few words.


  3. thirteenpoint1milestofit · March 1, 2017

    This sounds like my mornings. I really liked your writing style with this post.

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  4. Krista D · March 2, 2017

    I love the description! Hopefully the adage is correct for you, and March will end like a lamb!


  5. Maureen · March 2, 2017

    You described the March lion very well! I enjoyed this!


  6. Maya Woodall · March 2, 2017

    Onomatopoeic poetry–way to capture the images of the classroom.?and craziness


  7. franmcveigh · March 2, 2017

    Love your posts! You captured a small moment so vividly! And, I have a video where Johnson Ryan says a lion goes, “ROAR!” Happy Slicing!


    • kathyschuitema · March 2, 2017

      ROAR! I bet that video is so precious! ❤️ Thank you for your kind words!


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