Counting Down to the End of the School Year
Ah yes, 23 hours, 11 hours, 32 minutes until the last day of school... As a full-time working woman and a full-time room parent (it feels like a full-time job towards the end of the year), I am actually looking forward to a summer filled with my kids at home, lazying about, playing in the backyard, asking me to play dress-up.
This is my third year as my child's room parent and I really do love being so involved in my child's school - but still it's a lot of work! This year, I started a online group collaboration site, www.qlubb.com
, which made organizing my child's classroom activities, events, volunteering A LOT easier.
But even so, the number of end-of-the-year activities to plan is staggering as we get closer and closer to June (teacher appreciation lunch, teacher appreciation gifts, class t-shirts, end-of-the-year fairs, end-of-the-year performances, end-of-the-year parties, kindergarten graduation).
It just never stops - how many fun things can a school really plan in a three week window. It seems that each year, the number of end-of-year events increases ("hey, let's throw in a field trip!")
At my child's school, the last 5 days are filled with...
- school fair
- school performances
- kindergarten graduation
- end of the school year party (plus gifts)
It's just a week-long party, reminds me of good ole Spring Break! But enough is enough, I am pooped, no mas to cupcakes and cookies and clean-up/setup.
I can't wait for the dog days of summer. 23 hours, 11 hours, 15 minutes until the last day of school...