It’s coming! “It” meaning summer break, and I can see more than just a light at the end of the tunnel now. I can see summer there, too! 2 ½ more days and then I can get back to my reading, my blogging, my friends, my life!
The last month of school is always a huge push to tie up all the loose ends, of which there are many! It’s coming together though, with science projects finished, novel study finished, report cards completed… It’s bittersweet saying “goodbye” to the children I’ve come to love this year, but there’s also a sense of pride in how much they’ve grown and learned and how ready they are to move on.
Yes, it’s very nice to have a job “with summers off.” However, as good as that sounds, and as much as I love my summers, I don’t get paid for those weeks off, it takes me at least 2 weeks every summer to decompress and recover from the emotional and physical fatigue that goes with the job, and I have to spend a good part of my summer break (and pay quite a bit of money) taking classes for certification renewal. But, that’s okay. It’s a job I love, and I can close my classroom on Friday and put year #23 to rest.