There. I said it. I am counting down.
Ok, I’ll be honest, I count down every year… but not because I am SO DONE WITH THE YEAR… because it is fun to imagine drinking my coffee slowly… working by the pool… a NAP in the afternoon…
I don’t like keeping a countdown in my room because I sort of hate seeing the days tick away with my seniors… but this year we are ALL counting. Loudly. Daily. We are tired. We did so much this year and in so many ways… and we are toast.
It isn’t that I haven’t been appreciated. Honestly, I wish you could ALL have an admin team like we do. For teacher appreciation week, we got individual favorite snacks, donuts, a cook out put on by the admin, a food truck for lunch provided by admin, and a huge breakfast from the Student Council. We are SO loved and I am so grateful to work where I do.
So why am I so… ready?
At first I felt really bad about it… but then I realized, I can’t feel bad for feeling that way. In the last 15 months, our lives have spun so many different ways that we all deserve it. We should embrace all the feelings. We didn’t get to enjoy last summer! It was spent fretting about what this year would look like. And now… the end is in sight.
Today we still moved forward in Spanish 4 class… but we ALSO mentioned that there are 2 more days for seniors. Today we did a new movie talk unit in Spanish 3… but we also celebrated that there are only 7 more for juniors. Poor sophomores… They’ve got 9 but that’s still two hand counting so they’re tickled too! We’re going to read a Señor Wooly Graphic Novel next week as a way of continuing to advance their proficiency while honoring their completely FULL mental spaces.
I have 10 days. I’m going to enjoy every minute I have with my students. All 2520 minutes until the end of exams. And then I am going to exhale. I’m going to enjoy this summer and I am going to know it was hard earned.