Let me say why we need some encouragement right now (and it does need to be more than an email)
1. The students are already on summer vacation. The teachers are still trying to make their days worthwhile. They are not only teaching, creating, and planning. They are trying to keep behavior under check. One teacher told me the other day that it felt like the beginning of the year, because she is going back over procedures daily. It is very similar to the beginning of the year. However we are out of energy. There is a burst of excitement (and rest) we live off of at the beginning of the year. That enthusiasm is running very low right now.
2. The teachers are tired. We work long days. Many of us do not get breaks except for the occasional two minute bathroom emergency. By the time I am even close to being caught up on sleep (forget my housework!), it is Monday morning again.
3. We are the most stressed. Many of us have testing. It is rigorous for us too. We are reviewing and testing. We are remediating and retesting. It is boring!! We hate teaching that way and most times it zaps the most strength and energy!
It is nice to hear from administration and parents. Sometimes we are just like our students, we need some kind of reward (no matter how small) to know that we are thought of.
I am broke this week :(, so I cannot go shopping. However I am going to give you a little peek at my wishlist! I think that I have one of the longest wishlists. However this is what I am excited about!!
I have the other version of this and love it!!! I would like to add this one to my room next year!
You can never have enough centers and games!!
Clip art, do I need to say more?
This is a concept I have been on for most of the year and some of my students are still struggling. I would love some other ways to show them!
Lack of sleep and age has started to get to me. I decided recently I really need this!!
Thank you for enduring a longer post! Happy Teacher Appreciation Day and Week!!