It’s the end of the school year. Again.
As June approaches, New York City teachers rejoice. Or at least that’s what most people think.
In fact, like so many of my peers, I go through a spectrum of emotions. The following list sums up just some of them. Please add yours in the comments section below.
Excitement: The year is almost over! In one month I will have the time to sleep late, exercise, write, and nap.
Panic: How are we going to finish everything we need to finish before the year is over? It’s impossible.
Disbelief: I can’t believe the year is almost over! There’s no way that there is only one month left.
Resignation: Oh, well. If we don’t finish everything before the year is over, we don’t finish it.
Pleasure: I made it through the year, and I think I did a pretty good job.
Frustration: Why are we even still in school? Isn’t the year over yet?
Curiosity: What am I going to do once the year is over? What are my students going to do all summer?
Confidence: I WILL make it to the end of the year. I can do it.
Anger: Why won’t my students listen to me? Why are we still in school in June?
Premature Nostalgia: I’m really going to miss my students once this year is over. I miss them already. I’m going to try and enjoy every moment left with them.