Spring break is finally here. I am looking forward to this gift of time to organize the teetering piles in my classroom and to lay out plans for the last ten weeks of school. Can there really be only ten weeks left this year? I know that there will be numerous days during that ten-week push that will make time feel like it is in slow motion...but in reality the end of the year is fast-approaching. There is much to be done before then. Time to chart it out and make sure it all gets covered. And then there is that little handful of kiddos that I can't help but worry about...are they going to meet those year-end benchmarks? The clock is running--time to get busy!