Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Joys of Summer Vacation!

Who doesn't love summer vacation? It means my mornings can start like this:

And my afternoons can look like this:

Summer vacation is essential for fostering healthy, happy teachers. It's a much needed opportunity to relax, recharge, and reevaluate. Some of my best ideas are generated over summer vacation when my brain has a chance to truly wonder - and I actually have time to follow those tangents.

Summer vacation also is a perfect opportunity for Professional Development. I co-hosted a fantastic workshop yesterday presented by the YA nonfiction author Marc Aronson and library system director Sue Bartle. It was an awesome immersion into the Common Core and informational texts. Can't wait to share all of their great insight and ideas with you!

If you're on summer vacation, I hope you're enjoying it!

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