The past two days have been so much better than Monday. I still had similar problems with the same student, but I've just let them go. I have made up my mind to not let any student ruin the last week of school! The past two days have been fun and I have came home energized instead of exhausted. How did I work 8 and 10 hour days and feel energized?
~I played with my kids at recess. I couldn't completely keep up with them, but I did do the monkey bars!
~We had a pizza party to celebrate the end of the year.
~I took time to color with my class.
~But most importantly, I remembered to take time to visit with colleagues and LAUGH!
Yup, that's it. I've managed to get my room almost completely ready for the summer and keep my kids busy. But I still feel great when I get home!
And, to top it all of, a teacher of an older grade was asking if I had a better day yesterday and I said yes. She then said she couldn't believe what a tough year I had (she had seen my struggles on Monday). But what I loved was that she said that she couldn't never tell that I had it bad because I always had a smile on the face. That was a compliment I really needed. I was glad to know that even though some days I am completely stressed, others don't see it.
Only 1 more day to go! Tomorrow we will be watching Finding Nemo, having popsicles and saying farewell! I can't believe the year is over, but I can't wait to see what summer holds!
5 weeks ago