And Then the Fun was Over

Today I go back to work to begin my 21st year as a 7th grade teacher.  I’ve had a wonderful two month break and now it’s time to go back to the salt mine to earn my keep.  I look forward to seeing my teacher friends that I’ve not seen all summer and to seeing my students from last year when we host an open house on Thursday.  I don’t look forward to standing all day on concrete nor to talking all day.  It’s also going to be tough to get used to the noise of middle schoolers; I’ve relished the peace and quiet of my home this summer.

For those of you still in summer mode, enjoy every second of it.  Even though it’s still summer and there’s plenty of fun left to be had, I can’t help but feel that today marks the end of summer for me.  Boo-hoo!

Enjoy your Monday!


  1. I know you will have a great year! You did some pretty amazing things this summer! I don’t envy you having to endure meetings this week, though!

  2. Bless your heart. I feel for all you teachers at this time of year. (I’m starting my second year of retirement.)Plus 7th graders are a special age group. I loved teaching 8th and 6th was okay, but boy! was 7th a challenge. Have a great school year.

  3. Have a wonderful school year.. I know you are a blessing to your students and they must Shriek when they get “Miss Sweet Pea”!

  4. Summer has really flown by. Our kids don’t start school until the 20th of the month, but that is just around the corner. I hope you enjoy your new class and have a wonderful year!


  5. Oh, girl, I feel for you. I love 7th graders, but I’ve always thought that not many middle school teachers would vote for year-round schooling. . . you need an extended break from all that energy! I am so grateful that you are teaching–I’m grateful for all teachers like you who pour their hearts and souls into their work and really care about their kids. God bless you. Hope this year is your best ever!

  6. oh man, good luck to you! you guys seem to be starting pretty early-my cousin told me they don’t start til sept 8th or something.

  7. I know exactly how you feel. I taught for 13 years before homeschooling my girls. Those first days back are tough. Carson and I will get started after Labor Day…and I still dread it a bit. Have a wonderful school year! Carla

  8. My daughter started seventh grade this year. Your post is near and dear to my heart. Have a great year.


  9. You feel like it’s the end of the summer because it is!!!! I’ll be thinking about you this week and next. I am not quite over my first week leg aches.
    PS I didn’t know we started teaching the same year ~ I’m at 21 also.

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