I find it funny how people always comment about the amount of vacation time that teachers have. Honestly, I don't even know what relaxation looks like anymore. It's already been five days and I haven't stopped working. Tomorrow is Wednesday which means that the week is half over. So depressing.
That said, I am thankful for the time that I get to continue to grow as both a father and a professional. This week has given me time to be with my wife and son, and time to reflect on my own practice and where I want to go in the last seven weeks. While some people are starting to gear down for summer, I truly feel like the best is yet to come. Taking back my classroom from my student teacher, who did do a remarkable job, has been exhilarating. The students enjoyed the break but are ready to get back at it.
Here's hoping that the year ends without a hitch.