A chair is on the deck.
The windows are open.
I have a good book (and another one in the wings!).
I’ve cut a watermelon into convenient, bite-sized cubes.
Sigh. Welcome back, Summer!
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Enjoy Memorial Day with your family Mrs. Chili! The watermelon sounds tasty. What are the good reads you have? It will be 93 today on the Chesapeake where I’m from, but nice day to spend out at the pool. Are you looking forward to no students this summer?
Although I will miss my little family, summer starts for me when I load up the car and head out to Illinois and then to Cape Cod.
Oh, and barring anything unforeseen, I’ll be on the road tomorrow.
Thank you, Donna. Today (Monday) is my husband’s birthday. It’s going to be busy – we’re going to a parade this morning, then to Beanie’s friend’s parents’ cookout – but I think it’ll be a good day. I adore watermelon and have, on occasion, eaten a whole one all by myself; it kind of cinches summer for me.
In answer to your last question, yes and no (but I bet ALL teachers say that). I’m looking forward to some uninterrupted regroup time – I have a lot of ideas that I want to implement next year, and I’m going to need some time to fine-tune my syllabi. I’m also trying to go as paperless as possible, so I’m hoping to spend some quality time with the printer getting a lo of my handouts and copies of short stores into PDFs that I can upload to the classes’ websites. These things go under the “yes” column; when I’m with the kids, I rarely have enough time all in one block to do these kinds of things.
In the “no” list, though, is the fact that I literally love these kids and I’m going to miss them like mad over the summer (well, there’s at least ONE I’ll be happy never to see again, but that’s another story). I am energized by my teaching practice, and I find that I sometimes get low and unambitious when I’m away from the classroom for too long.
Really, this is just like any other vacation I take. I look forward to going away – the packing, the traveling, the arriving at someplace different and maybe a little strange or foreign – but for all that I appreciate being away, I start looking forward to going home before too long. Summer break is exactly like that – I’m looking forward to being done now, but I’ll be itching to get back in August.
Gerry, I get that; I understand how integral your family is to your everyday. Still, I’m happy that you’re about to embark – it means you’re all coming closer to ME, and that’s DEFINITELY one of the things in the “yes” column for my summer vacation!
The weather here has been so terrible. I envy your reading outdoors.
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