Well, hello summer vacation! Nothing like a Sunday night where you don't have to set the alarm to go off in the morning! Makes a girl a little giddy. I know my daughter is loving it - she's outside right now with Dad, working on things together at 9:15 at night. My girls likes summer vacation just as much as her Mom does!
This year has come and gone. Overall, it was a good year. I had a great class of kids who I was sad to see go. They were all well behaved, most rose to the challenges I set before them, and they were just a good group of kids. I enjoyed them, even though I had a big roadblock in my teaching. I had a student with a nut allergy, but the parents went to the extreme and allowed there to be NO food of any kind used in class. It put a damper on things that I would normally do. No birthday parties, no holiday parties, not cereal for math fun. Nothing. Nada. Zip. We survived, but it just wasn't as fun as it could have been.
Anyway, tomorrow is my first official day of summer vacation - and I'm going to school! On Friday I had meetings all day for one thing or another, so I didn't get a chance to get my room the way I want it to be. I figure I will go tomorrow and work for a few hours and see what I can get done. I have a list in my head of what I need to do, bring home and organize, so we will see how much I get done. I told myself I want to be done by Tuesday afternoon, so I have my work cut out for me!
I did a little planning before school got out, so I have an idea of what I want to do next year. Most things will stay the same, but I want to tweak things a bit and reorganize when I teach certain things. That's not all worked out in my head, but it's OK. I have ALL summer to think about that. I also want to read some books that I have had for a couple years and just haven't gotten around to them, along with the fun reading I want to do. I have 5 books sitting waiting for me, plus 2 more that I need to go buy! I did start one day, and plan to have it read by Friday night, if not sooner. That along with spending time with my daughter doing crafty stuff, working outside in the yard (when it isn't 104* like today) and just enjoying being home. A little family trip to Alaska will help the relaxation process kick in soon, along with no alarm clocks!
I have about 9 weeks to get rested, organized and geared up for the next school year! Here's to a great summer of recharging so I will be ready to go in August!