I go back to work tomorrow. I am excited to see my coworkers, but I am not excited to say goodbye to all the things I get to do in the summer that I can't do during the school year. I have a great job, but nothing beats lazy summer days and spending lots of time with Paul and the cats.
The big question teachers get asked (of each other) on the first day of work is...
“How was your summer?”
Well my friends, here is my answer:
“My summer was a little more lazy than I envisioned it being, but I enjoyed every second!”
We went on a wonderful 12 day vacation in June. We got to spend a couple nights at the beach in August. I reconnected with so many friends. Paul and I went on several fishing/running dates. We hit up a handful of local carnivals. We spent time with both of our families. I read so many good books. I figured some shit out in regards to my knee. I somehow managed to blog every day, even though some days I was out of ideas.
Summer seemed long this year, and I am glad for that. Our vacation feels like it was six months ago, not six weeks ago.
So that about wraps up my summer! Tomorrow I will be back at work and I'll be posting my Weekend Wrap Up so you can see what I did during my last couple days of freedom.
I made the conscious decision to not think about work at all this summer. I am stressed enough during the school year, so why should I let that feeling creep into my summer? Tomorrow I will be entering a classroom that has seen zero TLC from me over the summer. (Don't worry, there will not be any students in my room for a full week. Plenty of time.) I've got a lot to do. Our schedule got completely overhauled and I have to seriously contemplate how I am going to organize my lessons. I have some classes seeing me equally spread out throughout the cycles and other classes who will see me four days in a row and then not again for over two weeks. I am going to have to think about my lessons and units in an entirely different way. Ugh, now I am stressing myself out and it is still summer! I should be enjoying my last couple hours of zero stress! Time to wrap up this post!
How was YOUR summer? Did it go the way you planned?
Teachers, do you think about work a lot over the summer or do you try not to?