|Fishing at the lake.|
One drawback of working for a school with an extended school year is a retracted summer. I know that as a teacher I enjoy a lengthy summer break unheard of in other fields. So I am grateful for my 5.5 weeks of summer bliss. But I will admit to being jealous of the several weeks of additional summer my counterparts working for traditional schools are going to enjoy. Jealous.
|Delicious grilled chicken with garden fresh herbs.|
So I am eager to get back to work. I am excited to see my colleges and friends to hear about their adventures. I am inspired to learn some new things to further prefect my craft. But most of all, I am looking forward to the new group of students that I have the privilege to be teaching this year.
|Enjoying a final glass wine in the chair I built. Yep, I built it!|
So farewell summer! It is time to go back to planning, teaching, coaching, motivating, cajoling, disciplining, and inspiring. This summer was so juicy and concentrated. It's brevity made it precious, and it preciousness helped me appreciate every second.