Mixed in with the school work, I have made time for some fun! I will be honest, I really like going out for lunch (something I'm not able to do during the school year)! Restaurants offer some nice lunch specials! It's so nice to be out in the world, around adults, DURING the day.
My favorite lunch was to the Saltwater Burger Bar. My work bestie and I made a day of it. The Burger Bar is such a innovative experience. You get to sit in the kitchen! And watch the chefs do their thing. It was delicious and fun!
After lunch, work bestie and I went to IKEA and then apartment hunting...because why not? We both are looking at the same area of town. She's looking to rent; we're looking to possibly buy. So we went to look around.
As an elementary teacher, I treasure each summer to rest and recharge. But mixed in with the rest, there is also work to be done. (Albeit, work done in my pj's and on the couch) Another art teacher friend posted this article. While parts of it rant a bit, the article explains how summer break does not mean complete vacation. Summer Break
The school work I have done this summer has excited me for the coming year! I have revamped my curricula for each grade level. This included researching new exemplar artists, designing new projects, and actually writing the lesson plans. I'm really looking forward to the creative journey we will be taking this year! I have also been up to my classroom at least once a week to begin setting up. My amazing PTA purchased new bookshelves for my classroom, so I have put those together. I love that kind of thing! Visual directions, using my hands, and BUILDING something! :-)
This coming year will be year 11 of teaching for me! I have seen 4 classes of 5th graders all the way through elementary school, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. It is such a privilege to work with these students every year. I love that I get to see them grow up!
Whoops! I haven't blogged since November 2016!?
Life has been busy, to say the least. But at the same time, routine. (Used in a positive way!) We enjoy our life, even if it's "routine."
In the last 7 months since I have blogged...