Slice of Life #26

Today is a glorious day.  Absolutely wonderful.  Amazing.  Spectacular.

Why, you may ask?

It’s the first night of spring break!  Today was last day of school before our break and it could not have come at a better time.  It’s been a stressful few weeks at school and it feels like winter break was ages ago.  I am so tired of hearing about the budget, and the possibility that I could get RIFed, and politics.  It’s just too much.

Apparently, the students had enough, too.  As the final seconds ticked away before first dismissal was called, their volume rose, getting louder and louder.  Their excitement was palpable.  (To be honest, so was the teachers’!)  Once the principal made the call for dismissal, some of the students in my homeroom actually started pumping their fists!  Come on, we are in NJ.  😉  As I watched them speedwalk down the hall, calling out excited goodbyes, I flipped off my lights, grabbed my teacher bag, and took off.  The day break starts it is like a mass exodus from the building as soon as the final bell tolls.  Today was no different.  I was outside and in my car one minute after contract time ended.

I am looking forward to reading, hanging out with Dublin, baking, and trying some new recipes.  I also hope to get a haircut and visit my grandmother.  Thank heavens for spring break!


4 Responses

  1. Same schedule here in Missouri. I hear the joy in your post and identify with it!!

  2. Hahaha, that’s so funny because our schools were on spring break this past week and the moment we closed the library at 5:30 yesterday, I had the same reaction you did, but for the opposite reason: “Thank goodness spring break is OVER!”

  3. Enjoy your much deserved break! I am a little jealous…we had ours three weeks ago.

  4. I hear you – am also in NJ. Now, once we get back the rest of the year flies by, what with State testing, field trips and trying to get it all in! Enjoy your time!

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