Lately when someone asks how I am, my default response tends to be “busy.” It’s not what I say but it is certainly how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been thinking. At this point in the year, there are so many things to wrap up for year end and of course much preparation for next year. In addition, student attention wanes as the glances out the window become more frequent and the outside temperatures more enticing.
I know how hard teachers work. I see it every day. This long weekend has been an opportunity to catch one’s breath during the marathon of year end. This job requires energy, enthusiasm and stamina. Thank goodness for the rest stops along the way!