Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Teacher's Bliss? Spring Break - No Doubt About It

Spring Break

One dance show.  A sick Pumbaa for Hakuna Matata.  6 more online assessments.  painting day. observation.  more observation.   one new principal.  23 parent conferences.  one open house.
Just a fraction of the fire-y hoops I had to jump through in order to reach the oasis that is Spring Break.

I have spent the last 6 days hidden away from work folk and anyone shorter than 4 feet tall.  I have been lounging and passing the time by cooking, baking, reading, working out, laughing, smiling, and asking myself difficult questions like "What kind of coffee shall I order today?" or "Hm, should I wake up at 10 AM or 12 PM?".  I hope I forever remember the feeling that I am having during my first ever teacher spring break.

School resumes on April 9th.  No big breaks from here on out so it will be a hell of a push for me to carry myself through the year.  Big upcoming events:  btsa deadline, masters inquiry deadline, inquiry presentations, and THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.

c a n t w a i t . 

Although I desperately needed a break from work, I spent some time this week at a good friend's school.  She works as an intervention teacher and it was so blissful to see what a "normal" school does and how "normal" kinders work.  I have really forgotten what that's like and it was like breathing clean air for the first time in a long time to see students that are curious about learning.

It served as hope and inspiration for me and the future of public school education.  Thanks, friend!

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