This Wednesday, I’m wishing for the end of the school year to be here right now.

We’re in school until June 4th. It’s less than a week away, but I’m itching for a break. My husband (affectionately known as “Mr. K” by my kiddos) and I moved into a new house late in April, and we are still not done putting everything together. Most of the house is done, but there are still a few boxes in each room that we both really want to be rid of; a break would get us a lot closer to settling into our home.

And, let’s be honest: I’m pretty tired and I’m ready to have some time to sit. Just sit. Then, maybe watch some TV, go for a run, eat a leisurely breakfast, and enjoy a wonderful Colorado summer.

I am teaching summer school this year, as I have 3 of the 5 years I’ve taught, and this year sounds really great. I have one prep, no grading, class runs from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and I’m done at the end of June. Yes. I can definitely enjoy summer with some teaching — I love being lazy, but I can be lazy for half a day… 🙂

In the meantime, I have a few days of the school year left, and I’m a little overwhelmed with all that I need to do (though I did finish grading ALL of my make-up work today — win). I need to update my data sheets to make sure that my students are placed in the right math classes next year, my grades need to be put in to the computer, and I have to clean up my room for the summer. The clean up is by far the most daunting task, so I turned to one of my most favorite blogs, Clutter-Free Classroom, for some advice this year. Jodi is amazing, and has some great tips. I’d highly recommend her (FREE) “Ending the School Year Guide” — it’s a great place to start (and frankly, it’s the only resource I’ll use this year), complete with calendars, to-do lists, and great tips for how to pull yourself together over the summer for the return of the little ones.

Happy (almost) summer!

Mrs. K

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