Oh November. I remember you.
Report cards due mid month. Parent teacher interviews. Remembrance Day. Assessments. Professional learning sessions. Meetings. Planning. Kids winding up. The advent of cold weather and [sigh] snowsuits.
That’s my life every year as a kindergarten teacher around this time. It’s enough to make you feel like one of those cars in the photo. Buried.
If this is how you are feeling, please know that you are not alone. Most teachers are right there with you. I am right there with you.
So please, take that hour long nap you need. Invite a colleague to sit with a cup of tea and just be for 15 minutes. Put your feet up at your desk and just observe your class for a little while. Go for that walk on a Saturday afternoon. Make that soup and share some with a friend. Do whatever it is you need to feed your soul, because November flurries are here for another couple of weeks yet.
When December comes, we’ll all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Do yourself a favour this December and take on a little less. Plan one thing to do to spread some Christmas kindness and know that winding down is a gift you can give yourself that will pay dividends come January.
You’ll return to work refreshed and ready to tackle the next six months.
Be well, my friends. Look after yourselves and each other.
Cathy Baker View All →
Dedicated teacher for the past 18 years. Lifelong learner. Newbie blogger. Follow me on Twitter @Baker1973Cathy
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