What do you do over the summer?

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  1. Leaborb192

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    That sounds perfect!
    This too!
     
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    I greatly enjoy having time to cook properly during breaks. It's hard during the school year.
     
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    I'm very outdoorsy — I went fishing today — so me getting "lost" in the woods is a very real possibility. My husband would tell you "Yes, he's lost, but don't worry. He'll be fine."
     
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    I always worked summer school and then my district got rid of it. I actually preferred still having some sort of structure, and it was still easier/a break due to the significantly reduced schedule. The extra money was of course nice too. I always consider getting some other type of job, but the thought of working for minimum wage just kills me, so I never do it.

    I don't spend time planning or working on school stuff. My district/school changes so much every year that it's simply not worth it. I'd end up having to redo the work once I find out what all of the "new things" are during the school year.

    For awhile I enjoy sleeping in and the ability to go out and do things on week days. I also go visit my family in my home state for a week. However, by mid-summer I've really messed up my sleeping schedule and then end up having trouble sleeping at all. I struggle with insomnia, so "go to bed earlier" simply doesn't work.
     
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    Hang out with my kids at the waterpark, if I'm honest.
     
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    Rest up after the end of the year
    Garden
    Hike - My property backs up on a county forest.
    Read
    Travel - visiting my daughter in Pasadena - after that, who knows?
    Help my mom with a variety of tasks
    Quilting/crafts
    Lunch with friends
    Projects - mostly home-related
     
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    Long time no see! Any job offers yet?
     
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    Not yet. Deadline for a district I want to be in is Friday, May 3. I do have an interview scheduled for another district on May 7 and it looks promising. My goal is to have my plans lined up by the end of the month. :)
    I, did, however get a rejection from a summer camp counselor position I applied for. I thought I would have been PERFECT for that job. Guess not? :(
     
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    I cherish my summer but also relate to this... It's hard to go from super busy to free, but I also think that's exactly why we need a break. I need that full two months to decompress and remember who I am outside of teaching. And then it's over before I'm ready to go back!

    Have you tried finding tutoring jobs over the summer? Around here you could make very decent money. Not as much as some people on here post, but absolutely three or four times minimum wage.
     
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    This year I will spend the first two weeks of June taking graduate classes for my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I'm also going to put in a vegetable garden since we will be around and I can care for it. Hubby and I also want to take the camper out a few times for some long weekend getaways.
     
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    Read, relax, catch up on some of that "house stuff" that gets put off during the school year--painting, purging, etc., travel (UK this year!), lunch with friends, some light planning during the last two weeks of August. For many years, I took courses or attended workshop series, but likely won't be doing that this summer.
     
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    Netflix, sleep and eat.


    And not be bothered.
     
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    There just isn't much of a market for elementary tutoring in my area. People are more likely to go to something like Sylvan, which pays their tutors close to minimum wage. Then if you go on something like craigslist or care.com you will see hundreds of teachers looking for work tutoring due to the salary not matching the COL here. It's impossible to get clients.
     
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    I’ll sit on the porch and watch the waves. I’ve got some house projects that need doing, but I’ll nap and read in between working on them. Since we live on the coast, we always have friends willing to visit.
     
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    I'm one of them! Do you still live in Texas? I miss Texas.

    I'm already practicing for summer I went hiking in the woods near our house and got lost for a couple hours intentionally.
     
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    One is to Milwaukee to visit my best friend and go to a concert while we're there. The other is to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
     
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    Yes. I’ve only lived in Texas.
     
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    I grew up in a smallish town west of Lubbock. Which nobody has ever heard of.
     
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    Just curious, if you could not get the whole amount of time off with your teaching job, and instead only got 2-3 weeks of vacation time a year, would you go into/continue teaching if you made 25% more to compensate for loss of time off?
     

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