Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Final Push

With nine days to go until the end of the school year, I am officially on autopilot. After 13 years of teaching I have realized that I have a love hate relationship with this time of year.

I hate that I get snappy with my husband because of the stress I feel to get everything done. I hate that I don't have enough time to teach my students everything that I had hoped to teach them. I hate that I live on caffeine to make it to the end. I hate that I am emotionally, physically, mentally drained.

On the other hand...

I love seeing the growth my students have made through out the year. I love when students say that they will miss me. I love to start thinking of new projects/possiblities for the next school year. I love taking down everything in my room so I can start fresh in August. I love passing out yearbooks and seeing the kids get excited about seeing themselves in the book. I love the idea of having a new SCA board and all the ideas they bring to make change. I love cleaning and organizing to get ready for the next school year. I love seeing the 8th graders at graduation. I love reflecting on what went right this year and what went totally wrong. I love the idea that I can change what went wrong. I love the idea that summer break is near and my travel adventures will begin.

So...I continue to push on because I love what I do and this makes my soul happy!

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