Hello Friends!! Happy Memorial Day weekend, the official start to the summer season here at the Jersey shore!!
As excited as I am, we still have about three and half weeks left in this school year (thank you SNOW DAYS!!), and Friends, I won’t lie: I am NOT looking forward to them.
Let me begin by saying how much I love my job. And my district. And my building. And my kids. Like, LOVE love. Super-big-puffy-heart LOVE.
This has been a YEAR. Seriously. As I wrap up the 13th year of my career, I can honestly say that I’ve never had a year that has challenged me so much as a teacher, as a mother, as a person. Teaching is no joke, and to do so in a Title I school is, legit, not a gig for just anyone. Compassion fatigue is the real deal and I’m holding on to a ton of it right now. So looking forward to a summer of relaxation and revitalization!
Anyway, I’ve got lots of reflecting to do on this school year, and I intend to do much of it here on this blog, so stay tuned over the summer for some posts on handling work stress, managing kids with LOTS on their plates, and controlling compassion fatigue.
Okay, moving on to the point of this post: SURVIVING the end of the school year!
I’ve talked before about my favorite ways to end the school year, but I noticed that I’ve never done a post that gets to the nitty-gritty of what is easily my FAVORITE end-of-year project: The Video Game Project.