What are your summer plans?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Mister Teacher, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Mister Teacher

    Mister Teacher Companion

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 10, 2008

    Hello fellow teachers,

    I am writing a continuing series of summer vacation columns for education.com, and I would love to have your input.

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about my students' plans for the summer break. This week, my column is about MY vacation plans. Next week, I'll write a column about what OTHER teachers are going to be doing for the next few months.

    If you would like to be included in this column, please send me an e-mail: learnmegood2_at_yahoo.com and let me know what you'll be doing in June, July, and August. Especially if you're doing something really cool. Or even if you're just planning on sleeping till noon and watching TV all summer, like me.
     
  2.  
  3. Jem

    Jem Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 10, 2008

    I'm mourning the loss of my summer this year, as I have to work this stupid office job right up until school starts. I can't afford to miss a paycheck. But my mom is visiting for a week in July (hooray!) and we're going to hang out in the evenings then go to DISNEYLAND for a weekend. I've been begging everyone I know to go to Disney with me for the last 5 years. I'm a Disney WORLD girl, but I'll settle.

    Oh, I'm also going to space camp in two weeks. I keep forgetting about that. I won the trip through Honeywell.
     
  4. Mister Teacher

    Mister Teacher Companion

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 10, 2008

    Wow, actual Space Camp! Reminds me of that Lea Thompson movie from 1913 (or thereabouts).
    I have never been to Disneyland, but I have been to DisneyWORLD about 12 times, and I LOVE it!!
    Thanks for your input!
     
  5. hernandoreading

    hernandoreading Comrade

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 10, 2008

    Hubby & I will be attending Origins game Fair in Columbus, OH. It is a huge game convention, full of fun. And, registration is free for teachers, plus they have special workshops for teachers as well. Should be fun!
     
  6. Mable

    Mable Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,409
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 10, 2008

    I am training 3 new teachers.
     
  7. mmswm

    mmswm Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    6

    Jun 10, 2008

    I work at a local community college in the evenings during the school year. I will keep working there througout the summer.
     
  8. Tasha

    Tasha Phenom

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    4,391
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jun 10, 2008

    Lots of baseball games (GO Astros!), a cruise in July and several workshop/conferences. In between I have a few books to reread (Love & Logic, Good to Great, and The First Days of School) and I will be thinking about the new schedule and center rotations. I am adding a Math/Science center time and adding more activities to the Literacy Centers.
     
  9. GoldenPoppy

    GoldenPoppy Habitué

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 10, 2008

    I'm going to drive in, park the car by the barn, close the front gate, and not come out (unless absolutely necessary) until the end of August. I'm going to work on my scrapbooks, tend my garden, clean my house, and take naps.
     
  10. TX Teacher

    TX Teacher Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I am spending two whole weeks at the beach and doing only what I want to do each day! Also, I will do some planning for next year, paperwork, etc. I have four workshops scheduled, one with Harry Wong, so I am super excited about that! Also, I hope to read about 10 books, just for pleasure and swim every day!
     
  11. Missy99

    Missy99 Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,845
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I'll be waitressing and attending teacher seminars (what a combo!). Of course, I'll be fitting some saltwater fishing and gardening in there somewhere, I hope :)
     
  12. Cateacher2b

    Cateacher2b Companion

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I'll be moviing to Utah on June 30th..setting up house, getting fingerprints done, finding a school for my son, doing lesson plans, and that should fill my entire summer!
     
  13. peachieteachie

    peachieteachie Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I am working at a fireworks company up until the fourth of July. After that I start taking a graduate course for School Leadership. However, I am going to Florida for a week with my boyfriend, and I'll get to go shopping and see my friends. I'm going to have a busy, but enjoyable summer :)
     
  14. iteachm123

    iteachm123 Comrade

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I am babysitting a 3 yr old little girl, playing in the pool with my little boys, taking a water aerobics class led by my mom, attending a phonics workshop in Aug., and anxiously awaiting my grade level assignment ( I am returning to my previous school).
     
  15. Lives4Math

    Lives4Math Comrade

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    Cruise......3 weeks of teaching camp....preparing to teach 6th grade math......cleaning my house.....
     
  16. Proud2BATeacher

    Proud2BATeacher Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    4,896
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jun 11, 2008

    My sister was going to pay for my flight so that I could take her son to the caribbean to visit my parents, but my nephew broke his collar bone and has to stay for doctors appointments. So, now I am going to spend a week with them and then fly to Seattle to visit my other sister (I really just want to hit the american back to school sales :lol:). My vacation is being cut short by 3weeks because my class is being moved to a school with a modified school year:(.

    I also have to reorganize all of my files and binders. I am starting to sort them by topic/concept and then by grade level in an attempt to be more organized.
     
  17. Mister Teacher

    Mister Teacher Companion

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    Thank you everyone for all of your replies! I think I can write my column now!
     
  18. buck8teacher

    buck8teacher Devotee

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    :D


    I LOVED space camp. Of course mine was a whirlwind 36 hour stay geared for fourth graders, but I had a blast!:D
     
  19. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Jun 11, 2008

    Hopefully this summer I will be preparing and planning for my new classroom! :D
     
  20. Superteacher81

    Superteacher81 Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    I am moving toward the end of the month! I'll be busy getting settled and preparing to teach 6th grade Science/S.S.! :2up:

    I also hope to relax, go to the beach, and possibly get a new puppy to join my 10 month old mini-schnauzer! :D
     
  21. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    173

    Jun 11, 2008

    Since I just moved to the community I teach in (2 blocks from the
    school). I am going to
    1. pass the current kidney stone
    2, take the 4 year old to the Jax Zoo tomorrow
    3. Teach summer school for 6 weeks
    4. Arrange my new garage better and get my grass to
    grow in completely.
    5. Lose some weight.
     
  22. Jem

    Jem Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 11, 2008

    AAAAARGH! I'm holding your hand with that kidney stone, stephenpe. I am cursed with frequent ones, and it's NO FUN! (I figure childbirth will be NOTHING!)
     
  23. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    173

    Jun 11, 2008

    This one isnt too bad. I have had some that required plenty of
    demerol.
     
  24. Calalilys

    Calalilys Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2008

    I will be going to Vegas (for the first time!) in July and then I'll spend some time to catch up on reading/movies that I missed out on during the year since I was too busy to do them. I will also work on learning some new things to do in my classroom this upcoming year and start preparing for my new role as a technology coach on my campus.
     
  25. socal_teacher

    socal_teacher New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2008

    I'll be teaching summer school for four weeks, reading, cleaning, swimming and spending all of August in South Africa doing volunteer work in Cape Town.
     
  26. iheart5thgrade

    iheart5thgrade Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2008

    I'm directing my church's Vacation Bible School of over 600 kids.

    Then, I'm the Camp Director at our church's summer day camp for kids that lasts from the end of June until the end of July (around 100 kids attend this).

    Somewhere in there I'll find time to apply to graduate school, take my MAT, and plan on starting my Masters in August.
     
  27. dizzykates

    dizzykates Habitué

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 12, 2008

    I am going on a cruise, visiting family for some long weekends, sorting through old files for a job I no longer have, search for a job, teach two weeks of summer school, clean my house.
     
  28. kpa1b2

    kpa1b2 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    38

    Jun 14, 2008

    My deck & pool & a stack of books are calling my name! We're also going to our time-share in Florida for a week. I'm going to repaint my classroom rocking chair & make a new cushion for it & curtains for my classroom windows.
     
  29. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,874
    Likes Received:
    158

    Jun 14, 2008

    - Continue my home business, which is fun!
    - Probably taking an online class in Audiometry
    - Take a day trip or two
    - Go to the movies & dine out
    - Relax!
     
  30. INteacher

    INteacher Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,765
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 14, 2008

    Personal
    *read, read and read some more
    *clean out my closets
    *get my oldest daughter ready to leave for college
    *taxi my youngest daughter around
    *scrapbook
    *spend lots of time with my family

    School
    *circulum maping
    *cleaning out my cabinets and re-organizing
    *plan out my new class AP European History
    *get my binders in order
    *two seminars to attend
     
  31. teresaglass

    teresaglass Groupie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 14, 2008

    I am studying Chemistry 4 nights a week so I can take the Chemistry CSET in September.
     
  32. Matt633

    Matt633 Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 14, 2008

    Personal:
    Spend 4 glorious weeks w/hubby in Blue Ridge mountains!
    Spend lots of time with my 2 1/2 yr old grandson & 1 yr old granddaughter.
    Oganize bedroom and computer/catchall room
    Read

    School:
    Read
    Plan
    Organize for curriculum.
     
  33. Mister Teacher

    Mister Teacher Companion

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 16, 2008

    Thank you to everyone who responded!
    The column will run tomorrow on education.com. I'm sorry I couldn't use everyone's responses, but I got many of them in there!
     
  34. Historyteaching

    Historyteaching Cohort

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 16, 2008

    oo this is fun anyway..I'm..
    *Taking an online class for my 2nd Masters that ends June 27th.
    *A weekend trip to Amish area up in the No. part of the state
    *Getting things ready for next year (i'm redoing all my lessons!)
    *Was going to Florida Keys again this year, but gonna wait and spend most of next summer down there
    *Did VBS last week
    *Helping out at OutloudFest..a free festival with Christian rock bands and inflatables and a speaker. Focuses on teens..last year we had some local pro wrestlers!
     
  35. TX Teacher

    TX Teacher Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 17, 2008

    Nice article, Mister! It's always fun to be mentioned in print, even if not by name. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  36. queenie

    queenie Groupie

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jun 17, 2008

    I'm spending time with my kids! We're going to the zoo tomorrow. We'll be going to the pool a LOT. We'll go camping. And we're going to the beach in July.

    I'll also do some yard and house work (much needed!) and take a Math class in August.

    Mostly, I'll be really laid back and not do too awful much thinking or planning for a while.

    PLUS I'll be looking for a job with a contract...
     
  37. Teachling

    Teachling Groupie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    3

    Jun 17, 2008

    Worked through Jun.
    Take a week off for family reunion (4th July)
    Come back & start training for new teachers
    Start new teacher/district for 2 weeks before school starts.
    Sums up my summer.
     
  38. snickydog

    snickydog Groupie

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,481
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 19, 2008

    Teaching summer school, going to see Fountas and Pinnell in San Antonio, and Lucy Calkins in NY! :) On the non-teachery front... Going to museums, shopping, and looking for a condo!
     
  39. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 19, 2008

    A week in D.C. and then in July 6 nights in Cancun.

    Time w/my 84 y.o. dad and 79 y.o. mom.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. agdamity
Total: 256 (members: 1, guests: 227, robots: 28)
test