The Life of Bon: Signs of the end

Monday, May 21, 2012

Signs of the end

I have six more days of teaching.

Then it's summer.


I am restless.  So are the kids.  And by kids I mean teenagers.  But they're still just little kids in my mind, oh how the young uns grow.

This morning, in the middle of silent reading time, a sophomore walked into my junior class with a strange blanket.  Now, I've definitely seen weirder things at the high school than a blanket on a warm spring morning so I just shrugged it off.  The student came right up to me and my desk and said, "Teacher, look" and well, by golly, what what you guess was under that blanket?  A SNAKE! 


A big old honkin snake!

A couple of questions have likely risen to your mind at this point in your reading journey. 
Why did she think I of all people would want to see a snake? 
Don't know. 
Why did she bring a snake in a blanket to school? 
Don't know. 
Was I happy at the distraction and did I allow my entire class to get WAY off task? 
You bet your sweet bippy!

It's the type of thing that I would never allow happen in September or December or even March.  But May?  May 21 to be exact?  Yah, sure.  Why not?

Naturally, all the 17 year olds were impressed that I am ever so brave enough to hold a snake.
Another sign that school gets out in a mere week happened at 2:56.  School gets out at 2:25 and I am contracted to be at the school until 3:00.  Usually filling this time is no problem- I'm planning lessons, putting in roll, getting copies ready.  Busy with plans and teaching and homework for the future.  Not today.  I just stared at the clock and waited until it hit 3:00.  No motivation and no desire.  And don't even think about asking me to grade your paper because I'm not going to do it, you hear?!?!  

3:00 where are you?!?

Another sign that school's almost over?  When I get each day home I can think of only three things:

And snow cones.
So I guess that makes four.

Oh summer.  Why doest thou tease me so?

Hubs' comment:  Why do you ruin picture with those faces?
My answer:  I don't know.


  1. YAY for summer! Yuck on the snake part...

  2. Our last day is today, we've been done for awhile!

  3. Yay for summer!!! You are brave to hold the snake :)

  4. My last day is tomorrow. SO EXCITED!

    And the last picture made me laaaaugh. I've been told many, many times that my ugly faces have ruined pictures. But they're so much fun!

  5. ahhhh so excited for you! i will be taking school all summer, so sadly i will not be able to sing schools out for summer until late august. mmmm volleyball, i love sand volleyball!


  6. I would not have been happy about that snake! So envious of your summer break!!

  7. We finished up today!!! So happy and ready for summer! You can do it!!!

  8. summer vacation another year has slipped by

  9. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Done tomorrow at 1.

  10. I ruin pictures with faces too. Boyfriend is never impressed.

  11. Yay for summer! I love the pictures!

  12. I am so jealous! We are not done teaching here in Canada until June 19. Then we have a week for exams and final reports. The last official day is actually June 29 :(