The morning after.
Today is the morning after a STAAR writing test and a spring storm that woke my family up at 2:45. It is the morning after.
The morning after is an unusual time of stillness, quiet and reflection. As I get my morning started, I wonder what today will hold. Will all of my kids come to school today? Was there damage done to anyone? What do we need to rise from the storm?
As the sun rises, we will begin to check and see if homes and/or cars got any damage during the storm. As the sun rises, students will realize that they were able to make it through the hard test, stronger and experienced.
We will survey to see if there was damage to the neighborhood and our friends' and families' lives. We will reflect on how the challenges have shaped us. We will realize that we were stronger than the storm. We will begin to rebuild and regroup.
All will be clear the morning after.