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Six-Word Saturday Meme #40

Posted on: May 10, 2014


School year almost over; hectic time

There are still two weeks left to school but everything this month has been geared so much around that end date that I’m starting to feel drained. There have been final tests to give, celebration parties to hold, last assemblies to attend, field trips to supervise, and report cards to fill out. Needless to say, it’s been a lot to juggle.

On top of this, if you add in the warm weather, there also seems to be a much greater need for brain breaks. Lots of them. The number of lectures I’ve given about how school isn’t out yet also keeps increasing with each day.

Ah me. I’m so ready to be done with teaching, but I’ll also miss this year’s students. It’s been a pleasure to see them come out of their shells and to see them overcome hurdles.

That’s my week. What about yours?

24 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday Meme #40"

never taught a day in my life; i’ve worked in libraries, however i hold teachers in great respect; thanks for sharing, have a nice Saturday

much love…

Thanks. 🙂 Have a good Saturday too!

I’m on the countdown too: five days this week, five days next week—and then the glorious summer break! Bless all teachers everywhere!

My 6WS: Looking Forward to Your Visit!

I have two countdowns. Memorial Day weekend will signal the end of another school year. Just two weeks after that, my husband and I will fly out to visit my family in Canada. For me then, it’s two weeks plus two weeks. 🙂

It sounds terribly stressful to me, but I suppose it’s also rewarding or people wouldn’t do it, right?

I think some jobs are ones that you can both love and hate. That’s teaching for me. 🙂

I can strongly Identify with all you say, except we don’t finish school until June 5th.

Only a few years ago, June was our closing date too. I didn’t mind, because summer is my time to visit family in Canada. There, my siblings are in school until almost the end of June.

I like that phrase “brain breaks” ! Have a relaxing day!

Personally, I don’t know how any student survives a school day. Brain breaks happen maybe twice a day. When I’m home and working on projects, I take them about every hour. 🙂

This retired teacher hears you loud & clear. Seems the year ends earlier every year, no?

A couple of years ago, our school district decided to have the end of school fall before Memorial Day weekend. Apparently, a lot of teachers like the idea, but the trade-off was starting school earlier and shortening breaks. Not everyone has been so happy with those conditions. 😦

Hectic. My grandmother is in the hospital and is having surgery today. I’ve done a lot of running around, which I willingly did because she is the best.

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. What is she in surgery for? I hope she has a speedy and strong recovery!

They put off the surgery for next week, said she needs to get a little stronger. She fell and broke her hip, so the doctor will put a pin in it.

How is your grandmother? Please keep us posted.

She looked terrible right after the operation (Wednesday) but she was a little better today. Her voice was stronger and she was not in as much pain. Hopefully she will be home early next week. Thanks so much for asking.

Surgery is always hard on the body. I’m glad your grandmother is starting to show signs of improvement.

How funny to read that you are nearly at the end of your school year. Here in England we go on until nearly the end of July!

When does your school year begin? Ours will start up again in early August!

In England it is the beginning of September – usually between the 3rd and the 6th. There is a six week summer break.

In Canada, school starts right after Labor Day. However, it also ends the end of June. Much longer break than you have!

When is Labor Day? Is it the beginning of September? That’s not something we have here.

Labor Day is celebrated both in Canada and the United States on the first Monday of September. It originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay. I didn’t realize it was celebrated in England.

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