Every school year after testing the children and teachers go into this malaise. 2+ Months to go in the year and we are worn out from the stress of testing.
How do we get over this hump?
I am doing it by fully reorganizing my lab and how I do things. I am using web 2.0 tools for grade books(engrade.com), lesson planning(lesson planner advanced) and appointment books(Nirvanahq.com). I am changing layout of room and all numbered tags to make everything neat and clean.
I am also trying to do more creative and interactive lessons. The students are making trading cards of themselves and will work on either garageband or making some kind of video.
I know the change in room has helped me a bit and the students seem to be engaged with new vigor and excitement. I hope that anyone who reads this can get over the hump like I am and have a great rest of the year.