Saturday, June 22, 2013

Vacation [sort of]

As the summer slowly passes by, I hope I am getting things done that will help me this coming year, I have worked on my monthly calendars so that I stay on track to get everything done that I need to. I have looked through ideas, webpages, blogs, TpT [ a dozen times], and made notes after my dreams at night just to be ready.

I know that I am told over and over to “unwind that enjoy vacation” but I just can not. I may be old – 62 but I I still love teaching and it is all new to me. Maybe I should slow down and yes I want to slow down but it seems no one else wants to “slow down to my pace” heck no one wants to run at “my pace” so I guess I will just do what I do around all my friends and family.

I plan vacation time, but I plan vacation time a round stops to see historic sites – on the “down low” so nobody notices. I am planning weekend road trips this summer just so I can go see something that I want to go see. Heck I do my road trips for the past 10+ years.

No one and I mean NO ONE wants to go with me because I can’t tell them “how long we will be gone’. “where actually we are going”, “when or where the potty breaks will be”, “when or where we will eat”. “What actually what we are going to see”, “just that we are leaving and coming back on this day”. I have over 10,000 photos from around the state that I use during classes. I have TONS of stories that I can tell my students, pics I can show them, and places I have been.

My next road trip is to northern Louisiana to see the Bonnie and Clyde museum. From deep south Louisiana it will be a long drive but I will make it a long fact learning, picture filled day along the back roads of Louisiana. Just another educational learning day on the road.

I will mix it in in-between all my other things to do this summer as I count down to the beginning of another school year. Heck Monday I will go back by school just to see what has been happening, visit with a few friends, pick up mail, and talk to the principal and assistant principal.

School has a break but I never try to ready take one. Sure I try to do “vacation” for aout a month then I really start resetting things for another year.

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