(Hardly) a Day of Rest

Whew. What an intense week! I blinked and we were in December. Here we are at the beginning of the most wonderful time of year. But as far as my job goes, it’s my least favourite time of the year. Everyone is exhausted. Kids, teachers and parents alike. And when kids are exhausted, they’ll start crying for no reason and refusing to do the set tasks. This further exhausts teachers and parents and we get stuck in a viscous cycle. We have one week of this left before the final week of school for the year. (A much better week, because we can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel.) Until then, writing tends to get put on hold while I try not to get too stressed out, get enough sleep and make musical baubles that I shall be giving my students at the end of the year. As a result, my room is a mess, my computer is switched off and there is glitter everywhere. While I like to think I’ll get some planning done this week, it’s realistically very unlikely. However, give it two weeks and there’ll be no more work for me. And planning will become much easier.

In the meantime, I’m going to get some sleep. Sweet dreams!

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