The summer term in a prep school is always busy. And I mean crazy, where is my coffee cup / folder / mind, what am I teaching? / who am I teaching? / where am I teaching?, busy. The big focus is on the exams, which are looming on the horizon like dark foreboding hills. The boys are super prepped and bound to do well (I have such bright students – I am a lucky girl!) but still, the preparation and revision is hard work. Especially for my eight year olds!
Luckily, next week is half-term break, where we all have a week off school. I cannot wait. My classroom feels claustrophobic just now and I’m working twelve- to fourteen- to sixteen- hour days just to get everything marked and prepped and copied and doublechecked. I do love teaching, but at this point in the year (with exams and reports both incoming) the stress levels can ramp up along with the paperwork! It will be good to get away and to come back refreshed and ready to rock the last portion of the school year!
I’m going away for almost the whole of the half-term, which is going to be a treat (even if I will miss Matthew like crazy :(). I’ve booked myself into a nice spa/health farm/yoga retreat and will be spending a week walking in the countryside, reading, napping (always time for napping), working out, detoxing and recharging. It will be a huge change, but a blissful one, I’m hoping….