Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Countdown

The countdown to summer vacation has begun.
Kindergarten culmination came and went, and now the paperwork begins. Now there are endless mountains of paper to be filled in, completed, submitted, filed, mailed, or shredded. I've done report cards, language development folders, final assessments, inventories, and attendance registers. Next it's time to conquer the cumulative files, thank you notes, and the behemoth "To Be Filed" box.
And then come the boxes. Even when a teacher stays in the same classroom, everything must be packed and stored so that cleaning crews can come in during the summer to mop and wax the floors.
But then, there is the light at the end of the tunnel... several weeks of summer vacation. Time encumbered only by the day to day tasks of laundry, housekeeping, cooking, and grocery shopping. Time to be spent reading, traveling, socializing, painting, crafting, writing, and dreaming in my hammock.
4 days more until glorious summer!