Northerner In Nashville

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Dec 13 2010

Santa Baby, a quiet cozy child-free day (or two)

Dear Santa,

It’s been a long time since I’ve written you a letter, but I figured it was worth a shot. I’ve been a very good girl this year — I’ve made an average of 35% class reading growth, with some students making more than a half of years growth. I’ve had students make growth in standardized math tests, decreasing the percentage in the “below basic” category form the beginning of the year. My students are actually following some of the rules and getting compliments from other teachers. I managed to get my centers going and guided reading by diving on in and my school coaches have both given me compliments on it.

So I’m asking you — please, please, let us have a snow day tomorrow.

As of right now, we are the only county in Middle Tennessee that has NOT cancelled school for tomorrow. At least two of my roommates have almost gotten into accidents in the snow. As a more seasoned snow driver, I was worried on the road while running errands about some of these Tennessee drivers. While snow comes here every now and again, it still does not look as though people are prepared.

So please? I’d like another day to sleep, get plans together, and enjoy being snowed in with my roommates/guests and our stack of Christmas movies and junk food.

Sincerely,

Ms. Astronaut

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