The Existential Dread of August

I saw a meme once that said, "For teachers, August is just one loooong Sunday night." If you are a teacher, I don't have to explain this. But if not:

Sunday nights are when you realize how much has to be done for Monday, and you end up planning/grading on the last night of the weekend, and the totality of the week ahead kind of smacks you in the face. 

August is preparing for the whole year after a period of much-needed rest, and the countdown begins in earnest. 

This August, we are facing ANOTHER unprecedented year, where the priority is on having 5 days of instruction in person with all kids, but also NOT SPREADING/GETTING DELTA. Should be easy! (blergh)

I'm thrilled we're with the same kids every day. I would be a hot mess if we were hybrid again... That was exhausting and good for no one but done out of necessity because... GLOBAL PANDEMIC. 

I'm just really, really nervous about it all; not to mention how to do another crazy year and keep sane. I'm also really excited for a new year and fresh start and all that too -- it's just frosted in a thick coating of dread. 

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  1. I hope your new year is off to a good start!! The kids I work with are excited to go back to school. I'm sure the same is true for your students.

  2. It only seems a blink of an eye since your last day of last term! I hope it doesn't feel like that for you. I do understand what you mean about a long Sunday night. Sunday nights have never been my favourite, as the looming week means you can't focus entirely on the night. I'm just hoping that this year will be so much better for you than last year.

  3. Here after the start of the school year. Hoping your first week back has been doable, and non-Delta-y.

    I get the Sunday night reference, for sure.

  4. This summer has flown by. Wishing you a safe healthy start to the school year!

  5. I cannot imagine being in or having kids in school these days. My thoughts are with you and all who continue to brave the new, newer, newest world everyday.