It was Thursday, only one more day until Spring Break. My fifth graders were more energized than usual knowing that their week off was nearly here. Tomorrow the forecast is for temperatures to soar close to 70°. One more day and we will have a week off. After break there will be only 47 school days left and the year will end. We are on the downward slide. The days ahead will pass quickly, they always do. For now it’s almost Spring Break and the finish line seems far off. My students don’t yet realize how close it really is, that they will soon be moving on to a new school. Time flies as spring approaches. It’s nice to have a break, however it’s a signal that our time together is nearing an end. It’s this time of year that you reflect on the progress that has been made, students have grown, routines are set, a community has been built. It’s almost Spring Break.