Spring Fever

Most Fridays during the school year, I work late. I like to have everything in place and ready to go for Monday morning before I leave for the weekend. I am usually the last car to leave the lot.

But today, I developed spring fever and had to leave work about an hour and half earlier than I typically do.

How do I know that I definitely have spring fever? I have all of the symptoms.

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I let my students eat snack outside today and gave them an extra recess.

I was feeling restless.

I was yawning.

My mind was distracted. I couldn’t focus on anything I needed to do. It was hard for me to sit down and concentrate on planning lessons for next Tuesday. I kept getting out of my seat to go and clean something.

My body was filled with excitement. I was looking forward to being outside in the warm sunshine on a walk with my husband and dog.

My mood was happier than usual.

So, in order to treat my illness and take care of myself, I turned off my computer. I left a pile of papers on my desk and I walked right out the door.

I think spring fever must be contagious, because all of my colleagues had gone home early too.

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8 thoughts on “Spring Fever

  1. Right there with you! I’m usually one of the last to leave, but every day this week, all I could think about was getting out the door while it was still warm and sunny. So nice to be thinking about Spring!

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  2. Ah yes spring fever. You captured the feelings and sentiments of many in this well crafted post! And I bet you’ll go back to work and find yourself so refreshed you get even more done than hoped because you took care of yourself first!

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  3. When I had a K-12 position, I typically planned to stay late on Tuesdays. Friday is brilliant though because there is no one around to keep you from finishing the work you want to finish. I liked the description of how the school day changed in response to your fever.

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