Please don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I love working with kids, parents and teachers. But come late May and early June, they have to go. I need some slow time to recharge and refresh. I am sure many of you are in the same boat. So, now that summer is here, what do you do?
I decided to try something new this summer. Every year, I promise I am going to read more, blog more, and generally get my self better prepared. But something happens. I am not sure if it is too slow, I am too exhausted (at least at teh beginning of summer), or I just lose my mojo. Whatever the case, I find myself looking back on summer months with some “I wish I had done ________”. Not this summer. I decided that I needed some structure, some dedication and some extra organization.
We work four days a week during the summer months. Each day is ten hours. It certainly a different pace than the hustle of a school day. So I decided to maximize my time. Each day I set aside a block of time specifically for a certain task. I set aside 30 minutes for some professional reading. Right before lunch, 30 minutes to exercise (we have a fabulous fitness room in our school). As the afternoon winds down, 30 minutes to blog. The idea is that if I set aside time to do these things, I will have fewer “I wish I would have” moments come September. And, I am hoping that the momentum will carry over into the next school year.
In case you were wondering, by the time August gets here I am really bored and can’t wait for kids and teachers to be back in the building…until the next May!
Keep fighting the good fight.