This is the time of year that testing is upon us, and kids are starting to get summer on their brains. It is up to us to calm them down and remind them there is still much work to do! So, as you are faced with one thing after another that is due, or needs to be done–just remember that each day you show up is a day that goes down in history where you dared to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Enjoy the words to this poem as your April ticks along…
Give yourself a pat on the back for making it all this way
And just in time to withstand the tricks on April Fool’s Day
But there are no tricks when it comes to the hard work you do
Like preparing your kids for testing and for the next grade level too
Still there’s much to be taken care of and work to be done
Field trips to go on, and oh yeah, there will be some fun
But no matter what April brings, you must never-ever forget that this is true
The most powerful difference-maker in the classroom is still…YOU!
Happy April Colleagues!