Are you ready for summer break – here’s 10 reasons why teachers know it’s time!
It’s that time of year, right? This stretch to the end of the year can be a tough one. Kids with spring fever, standardized testing, determining if student and professional goals have been met and so much more. We love our students but the paperwork and constant testing makes us want summer break to arrive now!
While we know the end is near, it can be a stressful time. So we decided to come up with our very own “Top Ten” list to hopefully give you and the rest of your staff a few laughs as the year begins to come to a close.
So here we go…
Cathy and Jill’s Top Ten Reasons Teachers Know It’s Time for Summer Break:
10. You accidentally wear your house slippers to school. When you realize it you’re just not sure you care. Hey, they’re comfortable, right?
9. Your coffee maker has begun to grow cobwebs, and your morning (and afternoon) visits to the local coffee shop have your family and colleagues wondering if you’ve bought stock in the company.
8. Supplies are looking pretty grim. There isn’t a pencil in your classroom to be found that has a working eraser and 95% of your markers and glue sticks no longer have caps.
7. You begin to have nightmares about students filling in bubbles incorrectly – not “filling in their answers completely” or making their marks “heavy and dark” enough.
6. Your principal suddenly has 25 teacher observations scheduled in the next few weeks.
5. Your students are actually surprised and delighted when you arrive at school wearing make-up (that is…if they even recognize you).
4. The thought of the school-wide field day actually makes you want to cry a little bit. (No offense to all of our amazing physical education teachers out there!)
3. Classroom newsletters come across as more like survival guides than information about what’s actually happening in your classroom.
2. That fifteen minute recess has turned into more of a 45 minute “outdoor lesson”. That’s legit, right? 🙂
And our number one reason we all know that it’s time for summer break…
1. Staff meetings actually start sounding more like a support group of sorts. “Hi. My name is Sue. It’s been ten days since there was a breakdown in my classroom.”