Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Vacation

Is anybody else like this? Every year, I try to have the perfect summer vacation. One year, I didn't do any school work for the whole month of June - I mean, none! Another year, I dedicated the last two weeks of June and the first two weeks of July to school stuff. I think that ended up being the whole month of July, but whatever. Last year, I did a two week professional development deal during June - that summer went by pretty quickly.

This year, I have another new plan. My idea is to spend one afternoon - a couple hours - once a week on school stuff. My thought is to not overwhelm myself, but to also do some thinking throughout the summer. I spent yesterday afternoon - I had planned an hour, that stretched to about 3 -- on looking at my new curriculum and getting some ideas on classroom management. 

I'm not sure this is perfect -- maybe there isn't such a thing. But I'm really hoping for a relaxing summer, where I can 1) catch up on all the things I didn't get to in the last 10 months; and 2) catch up on my sleep! My body still thinks it needs to wake up about 5am. Ummm, no thanks on that!

So, what are you doing this summer? 


  1. I think we all do that, Sara. Try different ways of doing things. This summer I am feeling more like, "whatever I want to do, I do". I don't have many projects planned at home (mostly for lack of budget), so I read, I watch some TV (yes, I like to watch TV),I sit in my hammock, and I work on school stuff. Oh, and I Uber kid around to all their stuff. So my thought is that if I don't have a serious plan, I'll be happy with what I get done. Check back with me in August and we'll see how I feel then. (:

  2. Great way to plan your summer! Hope it is still going well for you. I have been relaxing with my sewing machine. I'm so excited to have something to work on to keep my hands and head occupied that gives me a break. Happy July!