The Tuesday Slice of Life is hosted by Stacy and Ruth on their blog Two Writing Teachers. Here's my weekly Slice.
How can next school year be starting already? I just finished this one!
While the students’ last day of school was over two weeks ago, I just finished my school year this morning, when I turned in my final reports. Rather than grades, teachers at my school write a report for each student detailing their growth as a student and as a person. I wrote almost 40,000 words the past two weeks and since each child is so different and did such different projects, it wasn’t a “cut-and-paste, change the name and pronouns” type of assignment. It’s painfully slow going for me some years and this was a tough one. I’m not much for sitting at my desk, or a coffee shop, typing for hours on end and it was a real marathon for me to get it done. I guess that was fitting since so many things this school year seemed to take more time and energy than they should have.
My wife is teaching a summer camp so I’m the principal parent of our almost three-year-old daughter this week. Clara drew on the white board as I made my final copies and collated the piles to be put on the office desk. Then it was off to the playground, a pretzel at the mall, lunch and finally a nap. Yay for summer and being a dad with time…sort of.