05.23.2012

It’s always a strange feeling on the first real day of finals because the building completely clears out except for just a couple of kids. I got a lot accomplished today, though. My room is looking sad, but I’m feeling pretty good about my progress so far. I’m sure I’ll still end up in some kind of panic at some point (typical when I’m packing), but at this point, I’m feeling okay :)

The best of today was dinner and frozen yogurt with one of my coworkers. We try to go out a couple of times a month, and today was the best because there isn’t some assignment or lesson plan running through my mind. I was able to completely relax and not freak out about making sure I was going o get home in time to pack my lunch and still make it to bed by 9:30. Haha. I can’t wait for summer and more relaxing evenings :)

05.22.2012

Yesterday, I cleaned out and organized my filing cabinet. Since I won’t be teaching 9th or 10th grade again next year, everything got organized into plastic storage bins designed to hold hanging files. It was pretty exciting…and also a bit intimidating to think about all of the stuff I have for these two classes…and how little I have for Brit Lit right now. Then I remember that I started the year with nothing, and it makes me feel a little better :) I’m so excited about next year!!

The best of today was listening to my 7th period students share their letters to our class. The final piece of their 9th grade lit/comp grade puzzle was to write a letter to the class, and they were great. They really took it all seriously, and their growth as students and young adults was obvious. I am even more in love with my job than ever.

One final down; four to go.

05.21.2012

The best of today is that it’s the last Monday of the school year! We have post-planning next week, but we have Monday off :) I can’t believe I made it this far. I’m almost to the finish line!

05.19.2012

Yesterday, we hosted Relay for Life at the high school, and “exhausted” is an understatement for how I felt last night when I finally arrived home at 11:30. I passed out when my head hit the pillow.

The best of today has been spending the evening with my BFF and her fam from California. I love family, even when they aren’t technically mine :)

05.17.2012

The best of today is that ALL OF MY STUDENTS PASSED THE END OF COURSE TEST!!!! I was so proud when my principal told me this morning that I jumped up and squealed! And, of course, I almost started crying, but luckily, I refrained. Haha. I’m so proud of my students…and I have to admit that I’m a little proud of myself :) Anyway, I’m bringing them some goodies tomorrow, so it should be fun.

05.16.2012

Yesterday, I was laying in my bed with my eyes closed, and I remembered that I hadn’t blogged. And then I realized that the best thing was that I wasn’t going to. I was in that perfect middle-ground between sleep and awake, and I didn’t want to move.

The best of today was dinner with my a few of my co-workers. We sat at Buffalo’s for probably two hours just hanging out and talking…and eating, of course. Haha :) It was exactly what I needed.

05.14.2012

The best of today is that the sun will rise again in the morning, and we’ll get a new day.