Saturday, June 11, 2011

Year One in the Books and the Joys of Summer

Wow, I did not realize how long it had been since I'd last posted on here. I have to say the last few months of school were both chaotic and rewarding at the same time. You know, I think that when you're in college and they are preparing you for "the real world job", they purposely leave details out so you won't run away or drop out of the program. Sorry former educators that may be reading this blog session, but it's true. Why did nobody tell me about the amount of "end of the year" paper work that must be filled out, checked, recorded, organized, and filed? I mean a little heads up would've been nice. Or perhaps that's only true to my particular county? Not sure, but at least I'll know for next year. The last few weeks of school (especially after Spring Break) flew, and I mean like speed of light flew, by. We get back from spring break and hit straight into SOL review, then SOL testing, and then what like a week and a half and it's over. People said that once the year was over, reality wouldn't hit until a few days later than I had until August off. They were exactly right! When I was student teaching at VSDB, there was a sign that was hanging from the door of one of the rooms I was staying in that said "reasons to become a teacher: June, July and August"-Amen to that! I have thoroughly enjoyed not having a set schedule for a job to go to during the day. I have spent up until last Tuesday everyday at the pool for at least 4 hours and I consider every minute "a time well wasted." Cook outs in the evenings, spending time with friends (old and new), traveling, bonding time with the cat, etc. I'm just enjoying life at the moment and loving every second of it. However, I'm unable to get school out of my head. I often find myself thinking of ideas for next year, always looking for that "something" in a store that would be perfect for the classroom. (Oh btw, I need a small college sized refrigerator, anybody have one they want rid of, I'd gladly take it off your hands) Is this common fellow educators? Can you ever escape fully from the classroom?
Lastly and randomly, I'd like to mention my top 10 songs that are featured on my summer ipod shuffle.
1)Working on a tan-Brad Paisley (very funny)
2)Sexy Chick-David Guetta (featuring Akon)
3) ET-Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West)
4) Little Sundress-Chris Cagle
5) Toes- Zac Brown Band
6) Knee Deep- Zac Brown Band (featuring Jimmy Buffett)
7) Groovy Little Summer Song- James Otto
8) No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems- Kenny Chesney
9) Old Alabama- Brad Paisley
10) Water- Brad Paisley

Well that's all for now, until next time, here's to life,
Simply N :)