Seems like no matter where you’re standing in June, we are all transitioning to summer- July4th? Is that the real start?
Now that Tuvia is happily back to work, I am able to enjoy this transition month, just before July kicks off our HVWP summer of PD for teachers and summer writing camps for kids on the SUNY New Paltz campus and outside spaces as well.
Transitioning was challenging for me when I was teaching full-time and still hard now, when it’s quieter. Maybe life’s always a challenge, no matter what the day or the month and I’m just finding a way to describe June with all its particularities.
As I read posts about ending school, I’m remembering how hard it was for me to end the year. I left my room clean-up for the very end because maybe I didn’t want it to end. It was too final, as seniors raced to exit, thinking they would be happier anywhere else. Sure, once I was all done with finals and grading and cleaning out and saying my goodbyes at our last day barbecue, sure bring on summer but honestly, I didn’t dream about summer before it was summer.
Now… hmm… it’s different. Ten years of different. July is wonderfully hectic! Maybe I always loved hectic with just more control over when there would be downtime. Here’s to hectic and control over leisure.