Whoever thought of extending the school year into the middle of June was crazy. These kids are so antsy that work is becoming impossible. On a good day, it was hard to convince second graders that labeling words as R control is important. On a sunny June day? Forget it.
I now conduct half of my tutoring classes outside. We can bask in the sunlight while simultaneously learning the crazy, district required stuff (L control words, anyone?).
On the plus side, my students are caught up on their vitamin D. On the downside, every stray leaf and dog bark has them craning their necks for a better view of the commotion.
Summer can't get here soon enough.