Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's Summer!!

So after jumping back onto the blogging band wagon I slipped off a little bit as the end of the school year really caught up with me. The end of the year is such a busy time filled with a million fun things to do with the kids but also a million not so fun things to do to wrap up the year. Yes we get field day and beach day and game day but we also get reading benchmarks, permanent records and report cards.

Oh and did I mention I had to pack up my entire classroom and move it to the opposite end of the building? I am officially going to be teaching kindergarten next year (after being in 3rd grade for 3 years) and while I am very excited about the change the kindergarten hall is about as far from my old room as possible so it was a bit of a task to pack up my things and get them moved down there. I definitely got my workout in on those days!

After all of this business summer break officially began and I could not be more excited. I was very ready for the much needed rest and have already really enjoyed my time off. I decided that this summer I was going to be intentional about relaxing and resting. Having to plan out relaxing may seem silly and frankly counterproductive but for me I have to remind myself that it's ok to just relax and rest.

So the month of June? No school work. No prepping for next year. No classroom crafts. I'm even avoiding the education section of pinterest.
Seriously- this is a thing and is not going to part of my relaxation routine.
Instead I'm focusing on saying yes to the fun things around me. Last minute plans with a friend? Absolutely. Getting a snow cone in the middle of the day just because? You bet. Mani/pedi with my mom? Of course! Plus plenty of time out by the pool with a good book.

Teaching is a tough profession. It is tough physically, mentally and emotionally so the summer is an important time to rest and renew so that I will be ready for those sweet little faces that will greet me in August.

Now accepting book recommendations in the comments :)


  1. I am really enjoying "The Secret Life of Violet Grant" by Beatriz Williams. I also enjoyed "Me Before You" but it is sad.

    Teachers are amazing. My sisters are teachers. I know how difficult it can be and how hard you all work. Enjoy your summer break!! God bless!

  2. I'm looking forward to our fun to-do list : ) You should read Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. I loved it!

  3. :-) I can tell you are a great teacher, with a true heart for the students.
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society .... I loved this story.