I found this 5 minute friday idea in a blog written by a NABLOPOMO blogger. I'm sorry, I don't remember who it was. I thank you for sharing it and please let me know who you are. I grabbed this picture and the web site address of the gypsy mama whose idea it originally was. Every week there's a new theme.
Today's theme is "NEW." Boy, can I talk about new. I'm not sure I can be as positive as I actually like to be. But on 5 minute friday, the idea is to write for 5 minutes without editing, without correcting, just write continuously and see what happens. (I couldn't get the picture to be an active link to the website so you'll have to click the link in the text above if you want to check it out.)
So, NEW...we just started a new school year. They say new is good, change is good. Well, it eventually is but right now it is difficult to deal with. There's a Chinese saying, something like "Before all great things comes chaos." I almost always find that to be true. I am back full as time librarian this year. I knew (new) about that last year. I was given the extra duty of 7th grade sponsor and found out about it right before the bell rang to begin the first day of school. The 7th graders came to tell me. I hate surprises like that. Today they totally changed the afternoon schedule (our school is small) giving me a new class in the afternoon with 25 students. I had prepared for under ten. SURPRISE! I've had a few new ideas of things I can do with these kids in my "Service Learning" class. There's something else new I'd like to try, retirement!
OK, that's my 5 minutes. I have to admit, I am going to correct the typos and misspelled words.