It sneaks up on me.
I know it is coming- but the end of the year always seems intangible until it creeps up behind you and yells “BOO!”
I got caught in the tidal wave of end-of-the-year-ness and before I knew it- the kids were out the door and my room was eerily quiet.
I have no idea how everything got completed- but it did. My sixth graders finished clay projects, book marks, cards, and portfolios. My seventh graders completed their still life station drawings, positive/negative bugs, optical illusions, and portfolios. My amazing eighth grade classes completed their surrealism hands, cards, sketchbooks, their digital portfolios on Weebly, and their physical portfolios.
There were interruptions- SLO testing, make-up testing, more make-up testing, performing arts performances, HS color guard recruitment, yearbook signing, 8th grade students going to Disney, the other group of 8th graders going to Six Flags, and not one but TWO 7th grade field trips.
It required many chai tea lattes and one crying session (when the kiln broke the WEEK BEFORE SCHOOL LET OUT) but just like every year, things get done (and fixed) and the next chapter starts.
I'm exhausted- I'm not going lie. The road to this summer break has been a roller coaster but I'm curious to see what next year brings. I'm excited to try new things, reach new goals, and create. Next year is going to be amazing.