1001 days in May

IMG_7748I’m not one who usually exaggerates, but I am going to here. If you are not a teacher, I know you probably think “what is she thinking?” Well, the last two weeks before school gets out for the summer are the longest, for everyone. 1001 days in the ten days of school. If school let out in June, then the two weeks before that date would be long too. I can’t explain why, but I have a few suggestions.

IMG_7779I’m not complaining because I know the end will arrive like it does every year. Here is what happens. I teach in high school. The seniors leave, and the students have two more weeks of school. They think school is over and surprise, surprise it isn’t! They still face projects, tests, assignments, and finals. Each day seems to be 16 hours long instead of 8 hours.

IMG_7788What do I do to counteract the students giving up? With Spanish, it is fun! Create music videos or board games, make pinatas, sing, drama, read. It’s not bad at all, except the days are so long.

So, if your student is dragging or not wanting to work, it’s a real thing. Hang in there with me. Summer is on its way and surprise, surprise, a bit of boredom sets in, and all are ready to go back in August. What a strange phenomenon!

Are you ready for summer?

 

2 thoughts on “1001 days in May

  1. SO ready for summer, Marguerite — you know it.

    I teach middle school — all subjects — and like you, summer cannot come quickly enough. Except there is so much to do. Fortunately, rain has returned to our part of Oregon. When the weather is wondrous, it makes everything harder.

    Hang in there, fellow comrade! Summer is a-coming!

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