Thursday, April 11, 2024

last day/first day

And that's a wrap on classes until August. There are exams and meetings next week and task forces that will meet through the summer and new course prep, and I hope I work diligently on my writing projects... but the teaching schedule will be on hiatus. First day of the non-teaching schedule!

Pic: None. It was grey and rainy all day and I realized to my dismay on my way home that I'd forgotten to take my customary last-day-of-class pictures with all three of my classes. I thought we did some solid learning, had some good times, and I loved all three classes--I would have loved to have the pictorial memento. It's also a moment of bonding and levity in a stressful week as students sometimes yell out fun stuff to make the group smile or pick goofy poses and I'm sorry not to have shared in that this year. 

Ah well, onward!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Cheers to the end of a semester! We have a few weeks left, but I am teaching online, so I feel like I am sort of in a fog, and I keep having to check my calendar before I talk to TAs teaching our in-person class.

Nicole said...

The end of the semester comes up so fast! M finishes classes tomorrow and is moving back home soon, which feels so strange - his first year just flew by!

StephLove said...

Wow, you get out early. All the schools I attended/taught at ended anywhere from early to late May.

Nance said...

Wow, that's an early finale.
I hope you have some time dedicated to recharging yourself. It's been a very demanding semester for you, professionally and especially personally. That kind of stress can be terribly draining, and it can sneak up on you in the oddest ways.

Gillian said...

Enjoy.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on finishing up your teaching for the academic year!

maya said...

Thank you, friends!

Nicole--You must be so excited to have M back for the summer!

Steph--We have the travel "maymester" in May. (I'm not teaching that this year.)

Nance--Yes, it was a difficult one... I plan to be very good to myself <3

NGS said...

Wow! We still have more than a month left. I hope you're able to get some breathing space!

maya said...

Engie--I'm not teaching a "spring term" this year--or I'd be on until the end of May too.

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