Well, summer is pretty much over for me. I am overwhelmed at how much remains to be done before the start of the school year, sad about not being able to sleep in anymore whenever I feel like it, and ever so grateful that I have the same kids in my class again this year and that I know and love them all. There’s still about a month left of summer, but on Friday, I head back up to Connecticut for two weeks of working with inner city families from Pennsylvania. After that, I have a week of free time before teachers have to report back to school in mid-August. The students come back one week after we do.
I’m decorating my room this year with Dr. Seuss items: Truffula Trees, Cat in the Hat, etc. Is 5th grade too old for this? Maybe. Do I care? Absolutely not. But all this decorating will have to wait until after I return from Connecticut. I don’t have room to store anymore classroom pieces around my townhouse. I’m sure my roommates are already sick of the clutter as it is.
So here’s to a few days left of freedom. Here’s to volunteering. Here’s to getting to see family up in Philadelphia and Bear, Delaware. Here’s to consuming the dregs of summer. Ahh. Glorious.