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Mayhem


In the last few days, I have heard school heads refer to May as “the 100 days of May” and “Mayhem”. 


There is no doubt that in schools May is insanely busy with all the end of the year wrap-ups and celebrations. Additionally, both staff and students are counting the days to summer and their focus may not be at its peak. It is also a month when students tend to act out. I used to say the sap is running in adolescents as much as in trees. 


During May, it is easy to get overwhelmed and wonder why you do school work. However, May is actually a time for celebrating school work. All these wrap ups and celebrations are the culmination of a year’s worth of growth and learning. Students acting out is a sign that they continue to grow and mature. Even the exhaustion is a sign of a school year well lived. Everybody gave their all and are now tired. 


Take some time during the mayhem to take a deep breath, look at all that has been accomplished, and celebrate what you and your community have achieved. It is indeed worth celebrating. 


Now, that does not mean you should not enjoy some summer time; that too is worth celebrating.


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