Monday, December 14, 2009

The Countdown

I know the last thing any of my non-teacher friends wants to hear is a countdown until winter break. But, the vacation time is definitely a perk to the job. In six days, I'll be off for a week and a half, and I can't wait. Work has been a bit crazy with teachers assistants being moved around and my good friend being left without anyone to help her out in her special education classroom. But not to worry, I've been providing all the friendly support (aka wine & listening ears).... and the vacation away can't hurt, either.

Plus, the special education teacher in my room is about to pop with a baby any day now, so that will add some new excitement to the work day. Working with a substitute teacher will be interesting, but I have a great class of kids, so I'm sure everything will work out just fine.

All I have to think about is getting through the next six days without the kids going crazy. We have some great Christmas activities planned, like a Polar Express party, in which we all are dressing up in pjs, having hot cocoa, and reading the book. Fun little activities like that is just another great reason to teach 5 and 6-year olds.