Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Day and A Half and I'm Sick

I'm down to counting the hours til school is out. This has been the longest week! And there's still a day and half to go. Don't get me wrong. This year's group of 6th graders has been the kindest, most compassionate group I've ever taught and I'm actually sad to be losing them. But we're all tired! It's been a long year with lots of bad weather that prolonged the school year. Since last week, we've basically been about fun - walks to the local ice cream parlor, field day, nature walks, another field day . . . more like crowd control than teaching. In between we've done grades, pod awards, academic awards, Pride Awards, (too many awards if you ask me!), placements, budgets, bid orders, and lots of packing for the next move. And on top of it all, since Monday I've had a sore throat, swollen glands, and general exhaustion -- but no fever. Not a great way to end the year. . . .

I did finish another book, A Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham. It's another Inspector Barnaby book, and it's very intricately plotted. I wish I'd waited to read it til school was out, because I lost track of a few things, I wish I hadn't --- too many interruptions! I liked it though.

4 comments:

Panhandle Jane said...

Embrace your vacation with enthusiasm! I just had to go back for a week of afternoons because our principal resigned, and I was on the interview committee.

Ina said...

Take good care and feel better! What are pod awards? And - woo-hoo! - summer vacation!!!

Deb said...

Ina,
Each of the teaching teams are called "pods". It's expected that each pod give each student some kind of an award so that no one goes home empty-handed. They're supposed to be "fun" awards- like "cutest shoes" or "most allergic to capital letters." It's just hard to come up with ideas for some of the kids!

Cathy said...

Hope you are feeling better now. Soon you will be a free bird for summer!