Tuesday, August 22, 2006

T minus13

The countdown is on. I have only a few more precious summer days to enjoy. Yesterday was beach day - a wonderfully hot, sunny day. *sigh* I'll miss those...

I just got an email from my student teacher who is in her first year of her B.ed. And boy, do I feel old! She's 22 (a few years younger than me...). All the student teachers I have had have been much older. It's their second career. Not her - she's 22. This will be interesting.She informed me that she was part of the last graduating class of OAC. Has time really flown by that quickly??

I'll be starting to go in these next few days to get organized, caught up, and hopefully ready for that first day of school. Do you remember how you felt on your first days of school? That sickening, deep in your stomach, heavy feeling? Yeah, I still get that. Every year. You'd think I'd be over it by now. The '06 / '07 year marks my 9th year of teaching. Strange - I still feel like I'm new.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Stupid commercials

Come on, are you serious? It is only August 2nd and I am already seeing those pesky back-to-school commercials. Let me enjoy my vacation, please.

I have to admit, the Alice Cooper one, although old still makes me giggle.

Right, so I have exactly 33 more days until I am back in the trenches. As much as I love my job, I also love my summers!

This year, since I am healthy I make a point of getting out as much as I can. The gym that I go to has an outdoor pool, so I get to pretend that it's my own backyard (except when the camp kids show up!). I get to read, read and read more. In the summers I like to read fluff - it helps to ignore the intellectual stuf until I have to go back to work.

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy a nice lunch with a friend on a patio. (Well, only if the heat and humidity doesn't kill us!)