Tuesday, August 7, 2012

No Escape From Reality

People, it's August 7th. I report to work in 13 days. Lucky for me, most of the readers of this blog are education professionals; otherwise, I'd get the reaction I got from Dan that one time when I told him there were "ONLY three and-a-half weeks left of summer."

Yesterday, I secured some childcare (can you say, "Glee Musical Theater Camp"?) and planned to seriously get down to business. This means the end of novel-reading for the summer.

But first, I wanted to say I read one of my favorite novels of all time last week: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. I think it's time to face the reality that Ann Patchett is one of my very favorite writers. That gal can really tell a good story.

Now, I'm reading a bunch of school books. My goals this year are related to classroom management and procedures. Right now I'm reading Teach Like a Champion. Some of the stuff in that book seems a little military extreme to me, but some of it seems okay. Some of it is good reminders. In any case, it can't hurt to read the book.


mm said...

I'm actually going to a class this morning about setting up my school webpage (another new format). My guess is I only need the hand-out and not a class, but I'll give it a try. At least it's done at 11:30.

Enjoy your 3 1/2 weeks!

KC said...

ONLY THiRTEEN DAYS!!!! But, I will enjoy it. Thx, mm.

jdoc said...

This summer was the fastest ever. Didn't we mean to have a work day together? Maybe that's not the most productive use of your 13 days but let me know. Or Sam and I could visit you and the boys on a non-work day.

Okay. Back to work. When did writing become so boring?

LH said...

Our first teacher day is tomorrow, and the kids return on Monday. I'm spazzing out with so much to do,
but whatev. It all happens somehow and I know this.

KC said...

jdoc - I think I could meet up next week! Kids are in their classes from 1-4. Do you feel like meeting someplace on the West side from 1:30-3:30???

jdoc said...

Yes! How about Thursday? Just name the place.