This is not summer...it has rained a lot; it is cool; and the sun has stayed hidden.
But, I'm trying to make the best of it.
**I watched four movies (in my basement, under my comfy blanket).
**I've read numerous blog posts and taken copious notes.
**I made a wishlist for next year.
**I read (which means: skim until the part I really want to know about, read it, then skim to the end of the book) Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller.
**I created my June DIY list (and it is TOTALLY school related).
**And I have bothered my TPSM (teaching partner soul mate) via text way too often.
My favorite part of summer? Research and planning for next school year. I have time to look around. Adapt what I see to fit me, my school and my students.
Luckily, Mrs. Jones (my TPSM) and I have weekly meetings set. To visit, to share, to enjoy being together. She will definitely have to endure listening to me tell her about my newest teaching discovery. And I will be thrilled to hear about hers.
Sometimes I think I should have a garden, plant some flowers outside, do yard work. But then I sit back down and get back to my favorite summer hobby--education.
What's your favorite part of summer?