I'll be honest. I've technically been on summer vacation for over a week and it has been glorious! I've slept in. Watched a disgusting amount of television. Read a few books. Napped. Attended some great professional development. Hit the gym. And watched the Spurs destroy the Heat!!
Yes, it has been a glorious start to the summer.
I will really miss them next year because I am not returning to my school next year to see them in 5th grade. I have accepted a position at another elementary school in my district that is closer to home. I'm excited for the next new adventure, but so sad to leave my colleagues and my students behind. I'm trying to keep this quote in mind...
As my mother would say...it was time for a "Come to Jesus Meeting" with myself about all my stuff. I have come to the conclusion that I am a hoarder. I'm an organized hoarder with colorful baskets and pretty labels. But, I'm a hoarder all the same. This summer, my ultimate goal is to go through all the workstation games, books, and files and purge. Keep the good. Recycle the outdated. Rediscover old favorites. And ultimately take in materials I will USE, not materials that will collect dust. It's ambitious, but I'm hopeful.
I am also looking forward to sharing some lesson ideas, projects, "crafty" made-its, and (of course) BOOKS this summer. Fiction Friday reboots on...well...Friday, THIS Friday. I hope you will join in our celebration of children's literature every Friday this summer by joining our linky party through comments and/or blog posts. Let's get reading!!