I'm in a funk...not a funky chicken kind of a funk but a no motivation, is this really helping, where do I start kind of funk. I'm not really sure when my funk started or why. These things happen from time to time, usually about this time of year.
I walked into my classroom yesterday and thought "This place is a mess", I'm not sure how my classroom got so disheveled but it did. There were books all over the floor, papers exploding off my easel and piles...piles of I don't know what, everywhere. Writing folders are spilling with work, puzzles are on the counter and the puzzle shelf is empty.
This time of year also gets me thinking that I have ----------------------------this much still to teach with ------this much time left. Have I done enough? What can I still do? Have I done enough?
It's also "testing season", I don't have students who are taking a test but I can still feel it. I can feel the pressure mounting in the other hallway, people are starting to get short with each other, and thoughts of why work so hard if it's all going to be ruined by a test anyway creep into my mind. It's discouraging but I know what's right and will continue the good fight.
Hopefully I will start to break out of my funk when I go into school this weekend and put my room back together. Do you get into these funks too? How do you get out of them?