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Did Someone Hit Fast Forward? The Speed of the School Year

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Seriously? Did someone hit fast forward and not tell me? I feel like yesterday was the first day of school, and now we are one week away from nine weeks exams. How did that happen? How is it almost OCTOBER? Is someone drugging my coffee?

Does anyone else feel like it’s been difficult to hit your groove this school year? I am an uber-organized person, and I still feel like I’m constantly running to catch up with all the things I’m supposed to do. I don’t feel like I’ve hit a rhythm with the kids, and I don’t feel like the lessons I’ve done have been all they could have been. Maybe it’s because I started the year with a unit I’ve never taught before, but I don’t think that would be the only reason. I’m used to mixing it up, and I change my curriculum pretty often because I don’t want it to become stale.

So what is it? The weather? Do my meds need adjusting? Is it because my oldest left for college for the first time, and I feel old? All I know is that I truly have not been able to get a handle on things that have normally come pretty easily.

I will say that I’m not having a bad year, just fast. I love my school, our staff, my kids, my schedule- I’m just trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I actually have fall break in TWO WEEKS. I just feel that, so far this year, my to do list only grows, and I can’t seem to knock things off of it like I used to.

I hope all of you are having a better start, and that your life doesn’t feel like someone hit fast forward. Here’s to a better nine weeks the second time around. Maybe I can find that pause button soon.