Yes, that's right, I am ready for June! The first two weeks of school have left me exhausted and overwhelmed. I am just going to put it out there: this has been the worst opening of school I have had in my entire career. Phew, that felt good, after all the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem!
So, it isn't my students. They have picked up on every routine and I LOVE them. We have already completed some really fun stuff. It isn't administration. We do have a new principal, but from what I can see, he is on the ball and pretty cool.
We have a new reading series and a new edition of Go Math, but I am flexible and use to change, so it can't be that. The person I ranted about last year on my blog (the one who stole my teaching identity) left, so that was probably the happiest news I could have ever received.
So what could it be? Everyone, and I mean all of my favorite teaching peeps, feel the same way, so it isn't me. Is it that we are all older and we get tired faster than we use to? Is it the state of teaching as a whole? Maybe it is the extra responsibility that has been handed down to us, the stuff that takes us away from teaching.
I can't put my finger on it, but I am sure it will come to me soon. Until then, I remain my old positive self and will let all the other stuff work itself out. Maybe you have had a similar opening of school, if so, let me know so I can be part of the in crowd.