Friday, Saturday, Sunday

14 Jun

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My teaching partner thinks of summer holidays as a weekend. “June is Friday, July is Saturday and August is Sunday.” It makes perfect sense.

Here we are in June. We have to work most of the month, just like we have to work most hours on a Friday. But as the clock ticks closer to the end of the day, or the end of the year, we get happier. There is a sense of energy and excitement at the coming rest.

July is Saturday because it is all about doing what we love. Don’t get me wrong. I truly love teaching, but on Saturdays I get to indulge my passions and avocations. Oh, there are occasional obligations, but really, July is all for me.

August is Sunday. Brains start to shift and teachers start thinking about going back to work. The big difference is that Sunday nights are sad, but by August, I am ready to get back to work.

We have four days left with students and my team is trying to keep thing as normal as we can for as long as we can. Come Friday afternoon, though, we will be as happy as the kids.

 

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10 Responses to “Friday, Saturday, Sunday”

  1. Kendra Limback June 14, 2016 at 5:24 am #

    I agree completely with this analogy. We were finished in May, so I feel like it’s been Saturday for awhile now. I’ve been trying to indulge in the flexibility that comes with summer. Enjoy!

  2. Brian Rozinsky June 14, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    Thanks for passing on your teaching partner’s analogy, Adrienne. These rhythms ring true.

  3. arjeha June 14, 2016 at 7:18 am #

    Never thought of summer vacation in tis way but it makes perfect sense.

  4. Tara Smith June 14, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    I love this perspective! Right now, I am so focused on July!

  5. Terje June 14, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    What an interesting perspective. So true.

  6. elsie June 14, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Enjoy every day when vacation comes, whether it is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

  7. midwesternheartindixie June 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    This is a great way to think about it! I need to keep this in mind. I’m in Saturday now and I need to live like it! Enjoy your “weekend”! 🙂

  8. terierrol June 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    I love this analogy! Can’t wait to share it with the other teachers…

  9. jhaworthoy June 14, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Although i am retired…I can relate to this thought of summer being like a weekend. I find that your school year lasts late into June. Good luck on getting through this last week in as normal way as possible.

  10. cheriee weichel June 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    I get this completely. I’m retiring this year and the one thing I am most looking forward to is August 1, and the realization that my summer vacation is not half over!

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