- As I get closer to my due date at the end of June, walking around the classroom is less and less appealing; especially since I can barely squeeze between the chairs and the bookshelves!
- Drawing quietly as part of a project is no longer a homework assignment, but a legit in class activity.
- I can't seem to cook more than one or two dinners a week, which leaves both lunch and dinner a scramble.
- Most years, watching kids "graduate" from 5th to 6th grade is a exciting and a pleasure. This year, I'm happy for them, of course, but I will miss this groups' curiosity, interest, and excitement for learning.
- The end of this year is bittersweet, as I'm exhausted and ready to meet baby, but I'm totally freaking out about having a sub to start the year.
- I will not be sad if I never see (or more correctly hear) a student chewing gum in class again.
- We may be three weeks away from the end of the year, but I am more than a little tempted to start taking things off the walls and to purge unnecessary files and other things.
- I've worn sneakers to work every day for the past 3 months straight. Dresses, pants - it doesn'T matter. I'm totally ready for mismatch day next week.
- I'm definitely counting the days until June 10th when I can put my feet up on the couch and watch hours of Gran Hotel without interruption!
- Despite my complete exhaustion at this point, I know that I will look forward to returning to school after maternity leave. I look forward to having a lot of time to think about new goals for the coming year and to what I want to accomplish, but also to what I'm willing to let go of as I embark on a new journey that requires balancing a baby and teaching.
I'm always glad to know that I'm not alone in letting things go as the year comes to an end, but also knowing that the need to relax and recharge is balanced with the excitement we all feel as we look forward to the new school year.
Now I'll pose the same question as Sra. Wienhold: What are your confessio