Is it time to breathe yet?

Report cards are done.

Parent teacher interviews are over (though I still need to meet with a few parents who weren’t able to meet with me on our days that were set aside).

Skating is done.

We’re into April, a month where we only have school on one Friday so I have a feeling this month is going to fly by.

Mrs. W had her last day with me on Thursday. I cried when we told the students. I didn’t mean to. I tried to keep it all together but things have been a bit stressful lately, plus I had just done the chicken dance in front of the whole school. I don’t think that actually had anything to do with me crying but it’s as good an excuse as any. I got lots of hugs from my students and a lot of questions about why I would cry about this. I didn’t say this to them but I’ve enjoyed working with her so much. She’s been not only a wonderful support in the classroom, but in a work place where we only occasionally get to speak to other adults, we’ve become good friends as well as colleagues and I’m going to miss that so much. But I understand that when the money’s gone, it’s gone. They already stretched it a month longer than it was supposed to go. She’ll still be in on Tuesdays and Thursdays and supply teaching besides, but it won’t be the same.

It was a very busy week last week. Lots of things going on and I’m glad that we’re heading into a stretch of time with fewer big events and interruptions.

3 more months and my darlings are off to middle school. Hard to believe.