Excuse me, but it cannot possibly be the end of summer! I’m not sure how this happened so quickly. Are you sure I have to go back tomorrow?
I have not looked at any of my teacher files on the computer. I have not checked my curriculum map. I have not done any planning. I have not (and absolutely will not) walk through the doors of the school until I have to at 8 am (seriously?!) tomorrow morning. For a fleeting moment I felt like a bad teacher. Last year I didn’t go in early, but I did do a bunch of stuff at home in preparation. I thought about it some more and realized that I had my $hit together at the end of last year and it’s all organized in my closets at school. I have thought about what I am going to do those first few weeks, I just haven’t put it down on paper. It doesn’t take me that long to make bulletin boards, and I’d rather stay late the next two days than sacrifice one second of my summer freedom. I have spoken to some other colleagues and I’m not the only one taking this route this year. It’s my third year, and I still feel very new, but at least I have a much better idea of where I’m headed.
I am going to go back to bed and hope that when I wake up it is still mid-July.