June 23, 2015

Teachers Love Summer {Linky Party}

Oh.. heck yes... we do! I start looking forward to summer in October, seriously! I mean... don't get me wrong... I love my job. I can't think of anything else in the world I would rather do, except sit by the pool, go to the beach, enjoy hours of free reading time, and lounge around all day.  :)

Today, I'm linking up with Aimee over at Primary Speaking for her super fun summer linky... Teachers Love Summer to share 6 reasons why I love summer, in no particular order.

No Alarm Clock Needed
I despise waking up to an alarm clock. I would much rather wake up naturally with the sun shining through my windows. That only happens in the summer.  I love it! I'm getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night and I feel refreshed when I get up in the morning. There's nothing better.

Summer is an opportunity to get caught up on everything. I finally have all the time I need to do everything I dreamed of doing throughout the year. It is so much easier to maintain your house, your yard, your laundry, your workout schedule, your Pinterest boards, your blog, etc. when you are not working 10+ hours a day.   
I love having this time to create some of the wonderful things I've pinned from Pinterest over the last year. I love having time to cook and try out new recipes. I love having time to get caught up on blogs while sipping my morning coffee. I love having time to hit the gym everyday. Okay... most days. It's that feeling of finally having time for things and if you run out of time today, there is always tomorrow. Best. Feeling. Ever.

I love the beach. It is one of my favorite places to spend the day. Nothing says relaxation like the sound of the waves crashing on the shore and the caw of seagulls overhead. I can just sit under an umbrella and read all day. It is pure bliss.

Unlimited Reading Time
Reading is one of my favorite activities, but I find it hard to do during the school year. My brain is so fried by the end of the day, it takes me forever to get through a book. I start reading and two pages later I'm asleep. At a rate of two pages a day, even a short book takes me a long time to read. In the summer, if I start a good book I can devote the whole day to reading if I want. And I usually only take 1-2 quick little naps while doing it. :)

Oh yes, summer is the time where I come back to my poor neglected little blog and get back into the swing of things. One of my favorite summer blog activities is Fiction Friday. This is a linky party I created several years ago that allows me to share all the great children's literature books I'm reading over the summer and invites others to link up and share their favorites too. 
This year I have committed myself to reading the upcoming Bluebonnet Book nominees and the Battle of the Books list for my upcoming 4th graders. Check out my blog each Friday to see what books I read this week and click through the links to find other great books. I've learned of so many great titles while doing this linky and I always feel so "in the know" when I head back to school in the fall. Come join the fun!!

 Friends & Family
This one probably doesn't need any more explanation. I simply love having extra time to see my friends and family. It's the best! Whether we are bowling, going to a movie, or just hanging out, it is so nice to have the ability to spend quality time with the people you love anytime you want.

So, that's it for me. Those are my Top 6 reasons why I love summer. What about you?  What is your favorite thing about summer?  Please share in the comment below. And don't forget to hop over to Primarily Speaking to see what other bloggers/teachers LOVE about summer!

Happy Summer!! Now let's get out there and enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Amanda! Thank you for linking up! I think every single teacher out there would agree with your first reason...no alarm clock! It's just so nice to wake up naturally. And, I'm so with you on the reading. There is simply no time to read during the school year. Thank goodness we can make up for lost time over the summer. All of your reasons for loving summer are so spot on! Family time, beach time, and just a general freedom of being able to get things done are all wonderful reasons for loving summer!

    Primarily Speaking


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