Now it's time to say goodbye...for the summer
Tomorrow it all begins again, the school year, that is. Or, if you're a glass-half-empty-kind of person, it all ends, the summer-long, lazy days with nothing to do but go to swimming lessons, crickets chirping, fireflies blinking, sunny, humid, glorious days of summer, that is.
Tomorrow we will meet in the cafeteria because it is adequately air conditioned. There will be fruit and perhaps pastry, coffee in big, brown plastic bins and maybe juice as well. Our principal will introduce the former Activities Director, now Associate Principal. He will introduce the new Athletics Director and band teachers, English, math and science as well. He will apologetically inform us again-I say again because he's already warned us in our "welcome back" letter- that we will no longer be using the Making the Grade grading program and will now have to use the district's data base that will allow parents to access students' grades. We will be given the usual pep talk, the usual walk through of the planner/handbook that they wish so ardently for the students to use, but are long gone by Christmas.
With any luck at all, we will be dismissed at about 10 to go forth and do our teacher work. We will go out to lunch-woo hoo! And in the afternoon, I'm really hoping we do not have to watch that awful bloodborne pathogens video where the guy nearly cuts off his hand at the paper cutter.
The building will be sweltering in most of the rooms, save for the office and the lower levels. It's very difficult to heat and cool our massive, 100+ year old school. It's supposed to be in the 90's this week. And humid- damn Mississippi River. Lovely.