I've been bad this holiday break I've taken off this whole vacation with no work being done and now I have 5 days to at least plan my first week back to school! While normally I know this isn't a big deal--- just dive into those huge stacks of grading papers, checking for missing HW, and seeing where I left off--- its honestly giving me a dose of anxiety so I'm just avoiding it. Tomorrow I'm going to tackle the grading... I have to... I don't have a choice, I MUST be caught up with it before I start back to school. I already have ideas in my head to finish up my unit and then start a new unit next week.... it's just scaring me. I feel like its the first day of school all over again... minus having to learn a ton of new faculty and 67 new students I guess I'm just looking for some comfort that I'm not the only one feeling a little anxious to get myself caught up and ready to get through the work again. I think also I'm anxious about the upcoming observation by my headmaster (no date set yet) and how I hope I can finally stop losing my patience with my students. It's nothing HORRIBLE--- the worst I do is tell them "when you get into 6th grade, you'll be in for a huge surprise with having to do your work or else you'll fail out" (they don't get grades until 6th grade) and just some of their attitudes are HORRIBLE. Honestly though, I can say I love every one of them and just hope they get through life alright.