I am in denial that we only have 9 more days.
It can't be possible. I have SO MUCH left to teach. We have so much left to do.
This year is particularly sad because our school is losing 200 students to redistricting. It's hard to see families we've worked with for so many years leave us. I'm losing 3 of the kiddos from my class, including Brown Bear. Every day I feel like I am just scratching the surface with his success and abilities- I need more time!
This has been quite the year- from opening a non-categorical classroom, going on maternity leave, coming back and teaching on limited sleep, and learning about new strategies and techniques as I went. I've loved the challenge and the learning curve, but I also feel like there is so much more I could do, should have done, and want to do. I feel like I need another month. A bit more time with these kiddos, a bit more time with my room, the new strategies and more teaching after a full night's sleep.
Of course, I can hear the pool calling my name and spending the month of July cuddling with my 9 month old sounds pretty good right now. I'll be sad when the year ends, but I'll make the most of it.
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