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Spring, or, as we call it in Alabama, the three hours between winter and summer, appears to be in the air. The air is warm (80 degrees yesterday!), the birds are nesting, the trees are starting to get leaves, and our daffodils have already faded.
As I headed out to the playground today with my third graders, it was wonderful not to have to walk over to my cabinet to get my coat. Nope, spring is here. There’s also a feeling of excitement around the school because spring is, of course, followed by summer. And summer means summer break. (Out of principle, I call it a “summer break;” if I was getting paid, it would be a vacation…minor distinction.) Honestly, I’m not counting days. Yet.
Of course, there’s another side to the end of the year, and that’s the feeling of oh-my-gosh-how-am-I-going-to-fit-all-of-this-in? Just as the air warms, the birds nest, and the trees leaf, I’m sure we’ll get everything done. No worries.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go cut my grass. Spring is here!