So, my students caught me--I wrote 2005 on the board on Tuesday, our first day back. Does that ever stop happening to a person? I mean, I've seen enough new years in by now to not get thrown by changing the year. It's not like I forget to write the right month and that changes every 30-31 days. So why is a year so hard?
And, as my friend said, how can it be a new year in the middle of the school year, in the middle of winter. There really doesn't seem to be anything new now. Spring would be a much better time.
On the subject of years, I think I'll need to quit teaching before I have students who were born in this century. It's bad enough that my students now were born after I graduated from college. But I don't think I could handle eight year olds turning nine who were born in 2000. That would make me too much of a fossil. Ten year college reunion this spring is also bad enough.