"Five more days!"
"This is the last Tuesday until break!"
"Remember, only three days left!"
"One more wake up!"
I don't do countdowns.
In fact, I can't stand them.
I can't believe I used to join in countdowns with my students.. or worse yet - LEAD them.
Don't get me wrong - At times, I countdown - IN MY HEAD. I do not celebrate countdowns in front of students. If I'm having a particularly tough week, I may get excited that Friday is coming. I also get excited when there's a great professional development in sight (see the countdown calendar to the right of this blog). However, you won't find me making a calendar, crossing off dates, taking numbers down, or saying anything to students about the end of a school week, quarter, or year.
What's wrong with a little "celebration?"
Some students actually look forward to school. YES. Hooray for them!
Some students would rather be at school than at home, for various reasons.
I'd like students to think that I actually LIKE being there with them. (Of course - I DO!)
I'm tired of countdowns that signal the end of a school week.
That being said, there are nine more days until I get to see my students once more!
I am excited to come back to school refreshed, and ready to make our days COUNT.