Sadly, the sweet, lazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end. I love my children and my family and we have had so much fun....beach fun, pools, lake fun, skating, movies, shopping, playing, reading, camps, anniversaries, birthdays and hanging out with friends and family.....ahhhhh, the time and freedom the summer allows us is such a blessing. I have the best of both worlds. I get to be a stay-at-home mom in the summer and all of the school holiday breaks and I get to do the work that I love the rest of the year. Teaching is truly a passion and honestly, I spend a large part of the summer reading and working on "teacherly" things that I don't seem to get to during the year. You know you love your job when you work on it during your free time.
Yesterday was our summer registration at school. It is always so much fun to see all of the familiar faces I know and love. The excitement is in the air for all of the hopes and dreams for a new school year. As teachers we are truly given the gift of a brain break each summer and a chance to start new and fresh each year. The next few weeks will be exciting and exhausting, but energizing all at once. It's hard to explain but the hardest and most anticipated part of the year is fast approaching. And although I mourn the end of lots and lots of time with my family (and the time to keep my house cleaned up) I can't help but look forward to and dream of the fun year of teaching and learning ahead.
I was fortunate to meet some of my new students yesterday and have some that I already know. They are all precious and I can't wait to spend a year of learning with them!