Just 5 more wake-ups until the end of this school year. That's what the kids and I have been counting. They have 4.5 days of school left and as far as they're concerned, they've been done for a while. This week will be very easy in some respects since all the academic work is done. In other respects, it will be a tough week. We still have field day tomorrow (or Tuesday, if the weather doesn't cooperate) to get through. That's about 4.5 hours of outside activity: relay races, egg toss, tug of war, etc. They love it, but it's pretty wearing on this particular teacher. Then we have another outside day at a local camp on Thursday. In between we have Roman chariot races, ice cream making, book project presentations, and awards. And I get to go into this week with one of the worst spring colds I've ever had. Two nights of no sleep because of the nasal congestion does not make me feel rested and ready to go.
I still have to get my room packed ready for the move up to 7th grade. This week will be tough for me. I've worked with members of my team for 3 years, 5 years, 7 years, and over 10 years, so this is going to be very hard emotionally for me. I'm heading off into uncharted territory and I just pray I have the energy left to do this. I plan to use the summer to really relax so that when school starts again, I have lots of reserves to draw on.