One thing that's always amazing...is that everything always fits perfectly. Every single year, in high school, college, and as a teacher, there's a moment in October, or March, or late May where it seems like "wow...there's no way I'll get all this work done in time" or "I can't believe I'm going to have to finish all these projects eventually". It always gets to a point where it seems like one of the spinning/wobbling plates is going to fall and I'm just going to have to deal with it.
And yet every single year...it all fits perfectly. The work always gets done...not just by me, but my students, co-workers, and administrators as well. The huge pile is always gone right as the final day arrives, and we always go into the summer thinking "We had them all the way!" I don't think I've ever reached the last day of school and thought "well...lots of stuff didn't get finished, I guess I'll just have to deal with the consequences". It always fits exactly. It's just like the old Seinfeld joke about the newspaper being completely full every single morning. How is it possible that every day, they fill the entire space? There's never a day with too much or too little news...or blank pages or missing pages? Like the newspaper, the school year is always perfectly timed.
I'm sure there's a reason, or a lesson, or a statement about human behavior...but for today, I'm happy to just make the observation. With that, my 2015-2016 school is year officially and completely. Time to spend a few days doing nothing...before it's time to start thinking about what's next.