While it isn’t the typical Happy new Year, it is the end of the school year! So Happy End of the School Year!!
Are you like me and so tired right now you can’t even see straight?
Many people don’t understand how time consuming teaching is. Yes, I get holidays off. Yes, I get some time in the summer too. I am also very blessed to get a Christmas, Spring and Fall break as well.
However what people don’t see…
- the testing
- decorating classroom
- entering data
- parent teacher conferences
- summer trainings
- creating weekly newsletters
- district trainings
- the amount of work if we need a sick day (it’s better just to go to school sick…am I right?)
I spend more hours than my contracted school hours preparing for my kinders. I only get paid for my contracted hours though.
You know what though? I absolutely love it. Oh sure, like any job there are things that aren’t so fun to deal with. But 95% I love.
It is so fun to be looking at the beginning of the year work and seeing the end of the year. It is not so fun to be doing that on a Saturday. 🙂
I am getting energized thinking that we have only a few short weeks left. I am getting worried that there is so much more I want to teach but now I don’t have enough time.
I am getting excited thinking about the hours I can spend with my family in the summer. I will have some time to lay on the trampoline with them. Watch movies, go on a picnic etc… especially when they have had to share me with my computer during my “at home hours”.
What an awesome job to have! How I love teaching! I hope you are finding joy in the end of YOUR year too. As a parent, I hope you are planning a magical fun filled summer break. Remember magic isn’t in the big stuff. It is in the time you share.