Whew! Year 10 teaching is in the books, and it was a record year. First of all, I don't remember it being this hot for so relentlessly long while in school. Our school carnival was Monday and I was thinking the bouncy castle would fuse onto the scorching pavement. We could have cooked the burgers on the cement. Yuck! I couldn't help but think of the heat advisory that Bloombergito issued while I sat in my rotisserie classroom.
Secondly, I don't remember a year that dragged on as long as this one did. Even having been absent 30 days for my surgery plus a week off due to Sandy, this academic year just would not end.
And, finally, I have to comment on the students. This bunch was far and away the least motivated than any other bunch, Sure, there were many clunkers in years past, and of course there were stand out students this year. But, as a group, they could not be less interested in school. I'm tired of trying heroically to teach those who cannot be bothered to improve themselves. It's really akin to ramming one's head into the wall, and then having an administration Mack truck hit and pin you to said wall. It's painful.
But, now's my favorite part of teaching: vacation! We're whooping it up over here. Now's the season where I get to do all the things I put off during the school year. Of course, two months is never enough time to do everything on the summer to-do list, especially with a healthy dose of amusement parks, barbeques, beaches and pools and swimparks, and all the other summertime fun. Miniatures are on the back burner for a bit. Especially since I have discovered Polyvore.com AND Candy Crush Saga. It's time to chill....
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