I have found that the end of the school year is amazingly bittersweet. One one hand, you have the whole amazing summer to look forward to. You have a slight break from the norms of teaching, and a little time just breathe. On the other hand, the end of the year can bring stress and headaches. There is so much going on everywhere. Everything has to be turned in by this time, make sure you have that done, and on top of that I have 2 field days to run. When things start to get hectic I grab my iPod and headphones. Music helps to relieve some of the stress, even if it is only temporary. There's nothing like throwing on a little Alicia Keys to ease the brain when the world has been weighing down on your shoulders all day.