I am not only done – but so OVER done it is no longer palatable.
Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy teaching. Ok, I hear some of you laughing. But, it is true. On most days, it is still an enjoyment. Notice I said MOST days. But I cannot WAIT for this school year to be finished. We are at 14 days (not that I am counting) and it can’t come soon enough.
This has been one of the most difficult, soul-stomping, exasperating of all my 15 years in the classroom. I’ve had some real doozies – but there is a new champion. Things had gotten better for a bit. But, we finished up our high stakes state testing last week, so in the mind of a couple of my students, the year is already over. So, this week in particular has been – um – challenging.
On the upside, it is now Friday afternoon. And I have at least a day and a half before I need to give serious thought to the goings on in my classroom.
Now, if you will excuse me, I hear a nap calling…