Today completed another 180 days of school work at the institution I was in. The hallways were littered with thrown papers and student exhilaration that they are not on lock-down and have a little more freedom. Although karma should be better spent, there is a relief from releasing papers into the air and moving to the next phase.
Two weeks of state testing.
Even so, the kids (and their teachers) are emancipated from bell schedules, 120 students, lesson planning, homework collecting, policing and promoting new learning with their students.
The summer, for them, is around the corner until another academic calendar can begin. Here's to the rejuvenation of another generation of educators and learners (even if the learning never stops).