August: Meeting students, getting the hang of things.
September: The excitement of a new year runs out, we start to settle in.
October: A really good month of learning. We know each other and the expectations.
November: Weather’s colder and grayer, and everyone looks toward Thanksgiving break.
December: Two weeks between Thanksgiving and winter breaks when nothing gets done.
January: Snow days and weather delays. Grouchiness about being back in school.
February: Snow days and weather delays. Standardized testing at the end of the month, and practice tests before that.
March: A decent month of some good learning, after spring break is over. (My school has break the first week of March.)
April: More practice tests and another round of standardized testing.
May: Field trips and convocations and counting down to the end of the school year.
June – July: Planning for August.
Is your school year similar?