Friday, June 13, 2008

THREE DAYS LEFT

If you are a parent, you know just how crazy the end of the school year can be. There are band concerts, field trips, special assemblies, forms to fill out, missing library books to find and return, finals to help kids prepare for, schedules to preview for next year, letters from administrators and guidance counselors about special summer events, makeup work for things that got missed, and a long list of other special things that get crammed into the last days of the school year.

But it is almost over. There are only THREE DAYS LEFT in the school year for the kids. A few more finals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and they are free!

If you are a teacher, you know just how crazy the end of the school year can be. There are band concerts, field trips, special assemblies, forms to fill out, missing curriculum materials to find and return, finals to prepare, summer school schedules to preview, letters to write to parents about special events in the summer and leftover information from this year, and a long list of other special things that get crammed into the last days of the school year.

But it is almost over. There are only THREE DAYS LEFT in the school year! A final day with the kids on Monday and two teacher days on Tuesday and Wednesday and I'll be free!

Well, almost. Because my job description is a bit different. I don't actually teach in a classroom any more. I'm the technology coordinator and a professional development specialist for our school. So while I attend concerts and assemblies and field trips and all that stuff to assist the staff, I'm also scrambling to set up e-mail accounts for summer staff, filling out requisition forms for equipment upgrades and replacements during the summer, finding missing equipment that got loaned out and never returned, writing letters to parents about planned upgrades to the school web site and blogs for next year, and a long list of other special things that get crammed into the last days of the school year.

But it is almost over. There are only THREE DAYS LEFT in the school year for me! Videotaping the graduation ceremony on Monday and setting up laptops and projectors for two meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, installing new software in the building, backing up the servers, finalizing accounts for summer staff and I'll be free!

Well, almost. Summer school doesn't begin until June 30th, but I'll be back on the 23rd to prepare a summer workshop on using the advanced data analysis tools in Excel for a group of teachers and clinicians wanting to enhance their skills in collecting, analyzing and reporting data. But at that point, I really can say just THREE DAYS LEFT because I'll prep on the 23rd and 24th and lead the workshop on the 25th. And then I'm free.

Really. Four whole days off ... until summer school begins.

12 comments:

Rainbow dreams said...

how exciting :) was that three or four? ;) hope you have a fun last few days and then a wonderful break

A said...

You probably don't want to hear that I finished on the 30th of last month, right? My best friend finished this last Monday(they had to go back on Monday without kids due to 5 snow days- yack!)

When do you go back?

A

citizen of the world said...

This was so funny to me to read, because it feels like we are half-way trough summer break. Mine got out May 21st! Good luck with the last few days.

Thomas said...

I feel your pain :)
I have next week (in service to get a new wireless laptop lab) then I am done till August 1.

One more year down.

Congrats on your end as well.

TV

furiousBall said...

i'm so excited when the year ends now, because that means the kids come to stay with me and all is right with the world

VioletSky said...

and who's counting??

May said...

That's wonderful!
Next week this time you'll feel on holiday.

barefoot gardener said...

Our kids, too were out at the end of May. Too bad your break is so short, I always thought that would be the best part of being a teacher. You try to deal with the youth of our nation all school year, then get a nice long break for fishing and fun stuff. Doesn't seem fair that you only get 4 days before you have to dive back into summer school.

Trish said...

*phew* I'm exhausted just reading it!

yinyang said...

I bet you guys start later in the year than our school district, because, like A, our academic year ended on the 30th. And, I never really liked the idea of summer school, because it's mostly punishment for everyone involved.

Big Brother said...

I still have a week left with the students and another week of meetings (boring). Marks have to be in for the 23rd, and I still have a box full to correct... but at least after that it'll be smooth sailing... at least I won't have tobe back before the end of August. :o)

whimsical brainpan said...

I hope the three days left pass quickly, and the four days off last forever.