Mid-April I wrote a heart-felt, soul baring blog post that identified my strongest challenges and most difficult self-realizations. I labored for an hour and a half composing the perfect wording and channeling my fears, frustrations, and negative thoughts into a hopeful and resolute outlook. Then my internet crashed and I lost it. Go figure.
I took that as a sign to keep my whining to myself because, of course, no actually wants to read about someone else’s tragedy. (If you do, may I recommend a counselor or some wine?) Soooo, I will instead remind myself of why I continue to get up at 6:18 each morning and work till well after a sane person would stab themselves with a rusty spoon, just to earn a sick day.
One of the coolest things about me being a teacher for my friends is that they get to peripherally and with absolutely no effort relive all the best parts of their elementary school experience. If I had a fish for every time some 20-something tells me “you should… in your classroom”, I would single-handedly relieve the globe of our nasty overfishing problem. For example, my future roommate is enthused about the last 26-days of school countdown which will provide a daily theme in our last month of school. I’m interested in it but am not entirely enthused about the particular list I found. As per teacher practice, I’ll jack half of this and supplement the other half. My goal is to not spend any money and to have days that improve the classroom so I have less cleaning to do on June 22
A Art day—create a special art project in class
B Buddy reading—bring a book to read with a friend
C Career day—dress or bring props to show a job you may enjoy
D Donut day—we will enjoy donuts
E Experiment day—experiment with science
F Favorite book day—bring a favorite book
G Game day—your teacher will teach a new math game
H Hat day—wear a hat today
I Impromptu speech day—perform speeches in class
J Joke day—bring an appropriate joke to share at school
K Kindness day—share some extra kindness today
L Lollipop Day—Enjoy lollipops in class
M Memorial Day—No School
N No homework—no homework tonight
O Obstacle course—compete in obstacle courses
P Picnic lunch day—bring a sack lunch
Q Quiet Day—who is the quietest student in our class?
R Read a poem day—bring a favorite poem to share with the class
S Summer birthdays and sing a song—you can share b-day treats
T Twin day—dress like a friend
U Uplift someone day–give compliments to each other
V Video day—we’ll watch an educational movie today
W Water balloon toss day—compete and try to not get wet
X X-change autographs day—we’ll trade notes and letters to each other
Y Year end clearance day—clean up desks and the room
Z Zip up your bag and go home day—last day of school!
Looking at the calendar, I need to start this shindig on May 15. I’m going to need to come up with alternatives for the italicized days by then!
Hoo-boy. Where did this school year go?