What Kind of Day?

Every morning at about 8:15 we take a break from our breakfast in the classroom to pause, stand up for the Peirce Pledge, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Star Spangled Banner.  Then we hear the daily announcements.

At the end of the announcements, the principal tells us to have some kind of a day.  And for the last hundred-or-so days, we have been keeping track.

(Notice the picture below.)

For a long time we believed that have a “great” day was going to win.  We even ran out of space for all of the “great” day check-marks, so we ended up trading in ten checks for a star.  (So stars represent ten checks.)

After winter break we mentioned to Mr. Murphy that we were keeping track, and then the variety of days increased dramatically.

But it is with this week’s postings that we can say for certain that “great” will be the daily winner for the 2013-2014 school year.

That’s because great has a thirty point lead over the next-most popular day (wonderful), and there are only 28 school days left.

That’s the bad news.

Only 28 days left.

Enjoy them.  There aren’t any more.  They will all be first-graders before you know it.

But the good news is that I can say that it’s official– it’s been a great year.

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2 Responses to “What Kind of Day?”

  1. nancysolomon Says:

    My grandson is Adam James Curry. I think he’s been an extremely lucky boy to be in this class with such a talented teacher. I can’t believe there are so few days left in the school year. Thank you for encouraging and challenging Adam. We will miss you. You have given him a wonderful foundation.
    Nancy

  2. Alyson Says:

    Mr. Wanberg, this is a wonderful example of your creative and in the moment approach to teaching. You are amazing! Congrats on another successful year. We are all so fortunate you are part of Peirce!

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