Spring break begins at 2:05 today, when classes are over for the day. I swear, I have been crawling on my belly toward this moment for a week now, scrabbling at the ground with my bloodied fingernails as I try to move foward inch by inch.
Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. But I really need this break!
FGS is on a trimester system, so all of our grades and comments for the winter term were due last Thursday. We have this weird schedule where we technically have two weeks of spring term before we go off for spring break, but for the most part my students are still finishing up work we did in the winter (writing their big Othello essay, etc.), and we'll start fresh when we get back.
And yes, that does mean that I've managed to give myself grading over break. But I'm determined to get it all finished by Monday so that it doesn't hang over my head.
We get a two-week spring break (yay!), and I'll spend part of that time in the land o' my youth, visiting family, but I'll have over a week of just being at home -- a much-needed time of R&R.
I've got several things to blog about, and having time and energy to do so is one of the things I'm looking forward to over break.