After our amazing weekend in Georgia, I came back to the shortest and most difficult week of the year: the final week of school.
Tuesday was a half-day for students, but we teachers stayed until 3:30...and we 8th grade teachers stayed until about 10pm. (The 8th grade commencement ceremony and following dance and cleanup kept us very busy.)
|Mentally preparing for the last day of class.|
Wednesday was another half day, and after the kids left in an ocean of tears (you'd think they didn't all have cell phones and internet access...or that the majority weren't enrolled in the same high school), I spent that afternoon packing up my room. Obviously this was a very exhausting and emotional day because students need to be kept on-task, but at that point there's not much going on to keep them occupied.
|My empty classroom is ready for a fresh coat of paint and a good scrub.|
Then Matt and I went to check out the house we're currently considering buying. (More on that as plans solidify, I promise.)
|Major selling points besides the square footage, pool, and location? The backyard has an avocado tree, banana trees, a lemon tree, and pineapples!|
Thursday was the last day for teachers. We had a hilarious and relaxing send-off breakfast, assembled the students' cumulative files to send to high school, and returned our keys. And that's all, folks. It's summertime.
|Our hilarious principal and assistant principal performing their "thank you notes" skit a la Jimmy Fallon.|
This summer promises to be busy, but in a good way. I'm looking forward to getting my fitness back on track, seeing friends, planning for next year, and unwinding after a long school-year.
I have quite a few reviews coming up for the blog, so keep your eyes peeled! I've added a new tab at the top of the blog; I'll be adding links directly to my reviews so they're easy to find.
What is your favorite summertime activity?
When you were in school, how did you spend your summers off?