I know it's coming. Every year. Same time.
And honestly, I've found no way to prepare for it.
I brace yourself.
I make sure I have access to LOTS and LOTS of CAFFEINE.
I go without sleep.
I become grumpy and tired and at times can be mistaken as Miss Viola Swamp.
My To-Do list is so long that all the unifix cubes in the classroom would not be enough to measure the length of the paper.
I break out in hives.
The hours at work are longer than usual.
Then I begin to tackle the mound of tasks at hand.
For those in year-round schools, this is an extremely challenging and difficult part of a school year. About three weeks prior to the end of the current school year, IT begins. While continuing the learning process with fun-filled activities with my current group of students, I am at the same time preparing for a new group of students. The new list of students is in hand while trying to complete report cards, profile cards, and cumulative folders for the current group.
Finally after three weeks. I begin to see the end of my To-Do list. The cumulative folders folders are all updated. Report cards are stuffed in brown clasp envelopes ready to go home on the last day of school. All profile cards are checked off for each student. And all signatures are on my End of the Year check off sheet.
I take a deep breath. A smile begins to emerge on my face. My family can now tolerate me because I am now the "real me" again. I pat myself on the back and say, "Great job, Girl! You did it."
Until next year.
During Clopening, I had "Meet the Teacher" night. I was able to meet most of my new students and their parents. I have always given my parents the "Flour and Sugar" poem. Each year I get a little more creative than the year before. This year, I came up with this:
I used this cartridge
Presentation and first impressions are important to me.
After one more day of Back to School Nuts and Bolts orientation for the new school year, I will be tracked out for three weeks. Yay~ Time to enjoy the goodness of SUMMER~
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