What do you do over the summer?

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  1. Backroads

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    No school demolishing, but I have to go in and fill out paperwork for the insurance company since the school flooded and we need to start replacing stuff.
     
  2. MrsC

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    Decluttering my house is also on my list for the summer!
     
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    So far my DH and I have deep cleaned and rearranged three of our four bedrooms. One is a tv room, another is an office/craft room, and the other was DSS’s room that we made into a guest room. Our next task is the laundry room/pantry because we are getting a new washer delivered Thursday. My 20 year old Maytag died.

    My 10 year old cichlid also died, so we are moving the aquarium to the tv room. It is currently in the den, which is the only room we have with carpet. We are having that replaced at some point, so we will have to move the aquarium then. Makes sense to move it now with no fish in it.
     
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    You are working too hard!
     
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    I'm impressed! My goals this summer are to clean/de-clutter the garage and the basement. We had water in the basement back in March with half the state went underwater, and we just haven't had time to get everything back in 100% working order. I also need to shampoo the carpets and (GROAN!) clean the grout on the tile floors of the kitchen and entry space. Since grad classes ended last week it is time to get to work.
     
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    Don't you think two nights isn't enough for that trip? By the way must visit Temple Bar, and Dublin Castle in Dublin.
     
  8. MrsC

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    The trip is a total of 10 days--I'll probably feel that it isn't enough time, but we always feel that on vacation, don't we?
     
  9. mathmagic

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    I do. Usually 1-2 days right at the start to organize/clean up/etc..., and a few days right before the school year begins to get prepared. Then I'm usually there maybe 5-6 times throughout the summer (some more, some less) just for short bits of time to do some ponderings for next year / play with my classroom library / whatnot.

    Thanks :)

    Modernization. New school has been being built behind us the past year, and will finish up this summer. They need to get the rest of the grounds ready for school, though...so tight timeline the moment school is out!
     
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    You guys have given me some ideas! I think I'll have to make a list of what I want to do because usually I have a lot of ideas before my vacation then when the time comes I feel as though I have nothing to do LOL
    I already made a list of shops and eateries I want to visit including a tearoom and Trader Joe's!
     
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    I had planned to finish unpacking and decluttering my new house. One wall was filled with bookcases that held tons of school supplies. That was the first area to declutter when school got out. Happy to report that when I was finished giving away and dumping everything else, the wall was empty. What a feeling!
     
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    Now that I think about it, I only need a couple weeks of vacation. Then, I get a little bored. So, this summer, I am teaching 7th graders for 5 weeks. Each 7th grader has failed two or more classes during the school year. I believe this is an intervention program. I will have three aides, but also about 30 students. (During the school year, I teach 12 students with 1 aide.) Last summer, I taught Regents Living Environment (for students who were taking the exam in August due to failing it the first time).
     
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    I just realized that I’ve got a workshop all next week. Dang it. I signed up for it in January when it seemed like a good idea. :rolleyes:
     
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    Duh duh duhhhhhh! The horror! :eek:
     
  15. Ima Teacher

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    At least I get paid for it. That helps.
     
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    Professional Development (workshops). I have a busy summer!
     
  17. kellzy

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    Whatever floats my boat. So far this summer I have snuggled a lot with my newborn nephew. Later this summer I have intentions of setting up a hammock and reading. Pretty much sums up my summer this summer. Baby snuggles and enjoyable books.
     
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    I just relax from school in summer and go out for a trip with family and give time to family members.
     
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    I am teaching summer school.
     
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    We are on vacation in Tennessee right now. We have been here all week, and we go home tomorrow.

    Next week we are free, and the following week I will be on an immersion trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. My ELA partner and one of our social studies teachers are going, too.

    School begins the following week for me.
     
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    I’ve ended up continuing into summer with two of my tutoring loves. Nice Margarita and beach trip money. Also I’m working on some home projects, eating healthy summer produce and restarting running program.
     
  22. Teacher234

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    Me too!
     
  23. CBSE Guidelines

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    Nothing Special!! I am a CBSE teacher in India. So According to a teacher's life In summer, I am researching the latest teaching ideas and techniques to give max to max Knowledge to students who are the future of the World.
     
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    I do some big idea planning and reflecting. I don't do many detailed plans for the next year though. I also go back to England for most of it! This past summer we went for 5 weeks. All my family is there. I have also done some masters degree work and a little bit of online teaching/grading for the digital academy of my school district.
     
  25. Backroads

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    Bah. I saw a comment on a news article today arguing (with the best intentions, I'm sure) that teachers do work full-time because they apparently spend all their summers prepping for the school year.

    I refrained from chiming in with a good ol' "I don't."
     
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    I put in my “extra hours” in the school year, though, not the summer. I work plenty of weekends and evenings.
     
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    I was talking to my dentist yesterday about my job (and that I don't get the summer off because of summer school) and he said both his parents were teachers and some of their summer is spent on school related things. I guess it just depends on the teacher/school!
     
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    I was reading along, thinking "Wow! Summer seems along ways away from now, but everyone sure seems to be enjoying /planning it already! (While I am just longing for for Thanksgiving Break.)
    After page 3, I noticed the date of the OP. I usually spend the 1st 10 days after school in a vegetative state. I usually go on vacation for a couple of wks, visit friends, and entertain out of state friends. I do whatever I want, help grow a garden, camp, make frequent trips to the doggie park, and do major home upkeep. Sometimes I stay home for days too just because I can. :) Now Thanksgiving is not as appealing due to less time. I'll have to think more about Christmas Break! :)
     
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    It's not a bad idea to start planning Thanksgiving break! I work Monday then we're off through the next Monday so almost a week. I will probably do household chores and maybe start Christmas shopping.
     
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