Today was the last day of school. The last month was very hectic because it included not only the usual end-of-the-school-year tests, grades and conferences, but also a week-long school trip to Northern Germany with four teachers (including yours truly) and almost sixty students, and a project week.
A colleague and I offered hiking on the Rheinsteig and managed to get rained on only two of the three days we did actually hike, but it was still fun, and the pupils enjoyed themselves as well. The fourth morning was spent preparing the presentation at school, in the afternoon the usual end-of-year conferences were held which lasted till 9:30 pm this year. On the fifth day we had an open day so parents and other visitors could see the results of the project week.
Exhausted from these two weeks, we somehow managed to have a few days of “normal” lessons this week before the school reports (report cards) were handed out today.
Now I’m looking forward to six weeks without school (well, almost) before the new school year starts on August 27th. If only the weather would be summer-like here in Germany…