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.
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.