Wednesday, June 2, 2010

End-of-the-school-year Blues


Bu duh duh duh duh. Two months ago I couldn’t wait for school to end.

Bu duh duh duh duh. Baskin’ in ten weeks of no work,  just hot lazy sun.

Bu duh duh duh duh. But now it’s over and I’m gonna miss my fourth-grade friends.

Cuz I got the school-year-end bluesssss. Yeah, I got the school-year-end bluesssss.

Ok, I’m back. Only four and a half days left of work and school … Whoo-hoo? Get excited? I’m sort of not pumped like I thought I'd be. I’m already missing those lil’ ones and they haven’t even started cleaning out their desks!

I’ll miss my routine, but I know the truth is the only thing we can depend on in life is change.

I’ll miss their kid-like comments, like the one a little girl said yesterday, “Teachers are lucky, they get paid to come to school.”

I’ll miss their “Ah-Ha!” moments in math when they (or should I say we?) finally grasp that stupid word problem. I still have a hard time with those.

I’ll miss the teacher that I work with who has become a mentor and friend. A big change is that I am being “demoted” to second grade next Fall because my younger son, Daniel, is climbing up the ladder to fourth grade where I have been planted for three years. Who wants to have Mom in their classroom every day? Sooooo, not cool. Starting in fall, I’ll work with seven-year olds in second grade, but I am not clicking my heels over that. Right now, the only perk I anticipate is truly understanding their math.
So here lands the ETA … almost in reach … switching gears to a summer groove, cruising Blanche farther than my current four-mile rides, sunning and swimming with my kids, visiting the Grand Canyon and spending a week in Bass Lake with dear friends. These are wonderful blessings that are sure to be packed with lasting memories.
However, I admit, for today I nurse a case of the End-of-the-School-Year Blues. Ba duh duh duh duh!

6 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

I feel the same way this year. Last year I was dying to get out for summer, this year is different. I am a little morose.

Mitzi said...

What a creative way to show tribute to the end of school! Loved it!

The Redhead Riter said...

I think you will get over it really fast when you don't have to set the alarm to get up in the morning :o)

Kari said...

This coming from the Queen of Summer? I give you two weeks max to get your summer groove on...Ba duh duh duh duh!

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

It is nice to know that you enjoy teaching children so much. Have fun this summer. My sister is a teacher and I love that she has the opportunity to work yet has summers off to spend with her daughter.

angie said...

Good luck in 2nd grade. I've always thought that would be a fun grade to teach they already read and write and they are still pretty little.