Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SOLSC #9 - Candy Drawer

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Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! This is the third year I have participated in the SOLSC and also the third year for my students as well! I teach students, ages 11-14, in a multi-age classroom at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, CO. This year, I am hosting students from all three middle school classes and they are participating on a volunteer basis (with a few prizes thrown in for inspiration). I'm looking forward to being part of this amazing community again!

In both schools I have taught, an administrator has kept a candy drawer in a  file cabinet for the staff. Meeting a colleague at the candy drawer is a guilty pleasure and during stressful times, the level of the candy drawer can drop precipitously. Thank you to everyone who keeps a candy drawer (or the equivalent) for your staff and students! You are unsung heroes of camaraderie and community!

Candy Drawer

Somewhere behind our dean's door
In the file cabinet, down by the floor
Is the place to get a treat
When you need something sweet
It's Patti's candy drawer

In the middle of an endless chore?
You're so tired your students' snore?
Grab a Butterfinger, Milky Way
Or an M&Ms to help you play,
From Patti's candy drawer

Scraping bottom, there's nothing more!
Oh Patti! We must implore,
Hungry teachers need their fix
Of KitKat, Snickers, and Twix
Please fill your candy drawer!

photo credit: Sweet Tooth via photopin (license)


  1. That could be very dangerous given the stressful nature of our jobs! And what *sweet* poem!

  2. Given how much candy the students eat, I can't imagine how nice this recourse could be. This poem brought me "Joy" and "Mounds" of laughter.

  3. Fun to have you capture this Max.