So what are you doing now that summer is here?

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  1. snickydog

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    Today is the first day of my summer break, and I hate to say this, but I'm already antsy! However, this summer I will be:
    *Attending meetings for two grants I received
    *Possibly going on a short vacation (where? I don't know :))
    *Continuing to get our condo set up
    *Creating literacy bags for my classroom

    We have a short summer - we'll be back at school in early August.

    Anyone else with big or small plans? :)
     
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  3. Jem

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    I have my first week of teaching in... one week! AAAH!

    I still have to:
    Finish my yearly pacing guide
    Write my summer lesson plans (we're meeting for three weeks)
    Finish my standards poster
    Put together 'mail' for her to open the weeks we aren't together this summer (she's doing a lot of YMCA camps)

    That's my immediate list. I'm sure I'll come up with 1,000 more things to do before we really dig deep this September.
     
  4. KLSSwimmer

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    Well let me see. So far this summer...

    --I have been in two weddings
    --I have started my classes for my master's programs (4 classes)
    --Cleaned my room at home
    --Done lots of errands that were neglected during the month of May

    For the rest of the summer....
    --Complete my master's classes
    --Take several inservice hours
    --Start planning out my school year - I have to incorporate our new standards
    --Learn and figure out a way to differentiate instruction in my classroom
    --Work in my classroom (I could possibly be moving schools! AHHH!)
    --Go on a trip to South Dakota - whoo hoo!

    That is all that I can think of right now, but I am so braindead from school right now, that I am sure I will have to add stuff later.
     
  5. Ms. I

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    There's summer school for certain teachers, but probably not me. School's back in 8/10 & I don't want to think about it!

    I've been free since Thurs., the 11th & here's what I plan to do:

    - I'll finally have the chance to go out & get breakfast here & there!

    - Go to Seaworld (haven't been in over 15 yrs)

    - Go to California Adventure (area next door to Disneyland w/ a few rides, but mainly area to stroll around. I've never gone yet)

    - Dine at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant (never been & love seafood)

    - Go to the movies at least several times. I have 5 free movie passes & definitely want to see Transformers 2!

    - Make my gym my 2nd home

    - Going to the superintendant's secretary retirement party w/ my mom

    - Maybe in July, I can go away for a few days. I want to go to the Mall of America!

    My only obligation is taking the GRE on July 1st!
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    Half day today; one more day of proctoring.

    I just called the doctor to have him set up surgery #1 ASAP, then cleaned out the file cabinet :)
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    That's my 20th anniversary :wub:
     
  8. knitter63

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    First day of vacation today, and I spent it strawberry picking so I can make my jam. (that will be tomorrow!) Caught up with a good friend, getting ready to go to Niagara on the Lake, read a lot of adult books, attend a few classes, and NOT think of school as much as I can!!!!
     
  9. storyh

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    The first week of summer vacation was really busy running errands. I am taking summer classes towards my master's. August is going to be the busy month with inservices, setting up classroom, doing lesson plans, cheerleading(daughter), and having a baby!
     
  10. futureteach21

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    I am working at a summer camp. Planning for next year. Taking two vacations. And sleeping as much as possible!!
     
  11. skittleroo

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    staying home with my 6 kids (ages 1 year -12 years).
     
  12. sundrop

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    Hanging out with my family, spending time with friends, reading good books, trying to exercise more, and enjoying each and every day.
     
  13. Mrs. K.

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    Spent today at school puttering and cleaning in my room, then went to lunch with a group of teachers, which was nice. I'll try to finish up there tomorrow.

    The first two weeks of summer is the Great Paper Purge, where I try to catch up with everything that's piled up all year. Then I'm going to try to go one room at a time and get rid of stuff we don't need.

    The only trip I have planned is next weekend to see DD and buy her some stuff she needs for her new apartment. And meet the new boyfriend...

    Lots of time reading and planning for next year - I'm redoing almost everything.
     
  14. Ms. I

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    Nice! Well, have fun!
     
  15. Yank7

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    Have A great summer everyone. We still have until June26 for our final day.
     
  16. Muttling

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    My other job is paralegal for a bankruptcy attorney. I really want to get better planned for the next teaching year, but we're slammed to the gills with cases and I'm backfilling the full time paralegals while they take vacation.


    So much for those plans to catch up on this n that, get serious about exercising, etc, etc, etc.


    It is nice on pay day though.
     

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