Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
One of my students has found TWO four leaf clovers this month. I’ve seen them. I had never seen one in person and now I’ve seen two. He tells me he’s found ten in his lifetime. He has to be the luckiest person I ever met.
The weather here is warming up and I am ready for Spring Break. I’ve been reading on blog world that many of you have already had yours. I’ve decided not to be jealous. This week will feel looooong but I will be so happy to start Spring Break on Friday.
We took a little trip to the beach this weekend to tide me over. We headed out to Santa Cruz County on a gorgeous day. I lived there for years and never saw dolphins. Yesterday, two swam by and made my day. Then, I spotted a cute little sea otter floating close to shore. My soul has been replenished enough to survive one more week.
Survive. Is it wrong to say survive? This time of the year, when the weather is warm and the beach is calling, the kids get antsy, and the school days feel longer. Summer feels so close and yet so far. I always feel the state test looming. I realize that I’m running out of time. I want to cram every bit of knowledge I can into their brains, and they just want to go outside and play. It feels like surviving to me.
I always try to have extra behavior motivators, mix things up, and keep positive. I’m wondering what you do to keep this time of year productive. So, I’ve decided to have a linky.
The linky will start on the first day of Spring: Wednesday, March 20th. I’m giving you some time to think. I keep seeing great linkies after it is too late. (I’m falling behind on my blog reading as the weather warms up.) Just in case you are in a perpetual state of catch-up like I am right now, I decided to give some warnings.
For the linky, I’d love you to share some tips on How To Survive Spring Fever. Do you have special classroom management tricks? Do you have special events? I’m not picky. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to survive spring fever.
By the way, you can think of it as surviving the kids or the teachers having spring fever. I know the kids aren’t alone.