I'm sitting here during my planning period but don't really have the energy to plan, or think, or even grade papers. I'm honestly thinking of things my kids can do on their own when they come back...so the room will actually be calm and quiet. I think I'm just tired of them asking me questions. I'm sure I sound like such a loving teacher.
But I think we're all at that point in the school year where we're drained and counting down the days. Only 10 more days until summer break! That's another reason I love my job. I would miss my summers so much if I had a job that required me to work through those hot summer months.
And the kids are so ready for a break too! I have the sweetest class this year, but each day they seem to get a little louder and a little more inclined to "tattle" on their friends. And I'm at the point where I really just want to look at them and say, "I don't care...Nobody cares whether or not you're first in line or who cut in front of you." But I'm trying to be good and hold my tongue.
Last week I could tell the kids were getting restless. I finally had them working quietly and went around to check their work. One of my sweetest little girls came up to ask me a question...and as she was walking back to her seat, I saw her throw her hands up in the air and do a cartwheel in the middle of the floor. The funny part was that she couldn't really do a cartwheel, so she landed on her bottom with a shocked look on her face that said, "I can't believe I just did that." Of course I thought it was so hilarious and couldn't stop laughing...so the entire class is laughing hysterically. I just thought how embarrassing it would be for my principle to walk in as one of my kids is doing a cartwheel. I can just hear all the teachers saying, "Oh that new teacher...she has no clue what she's doing. She lets her kids do cartwheels all over the room."
Fun times in 2nd grade!