As of today I am officially done with teaching first grade at Paris Elementary. I moved all of my stuff out of the room this morning. I left it with blank walls and basically the way that it was when I found it four years ago. With a few more games and puzzles and books on the shelves than before! I do not feel like I am "in" the Kindergarten room yet since I can't move my stuff in until August. The prospect of teaching Kindergarten is so exciting to me. I remember my time with Mr. Leader's Kindergarten class in Maryville. I am so excited for the possibilities. Next fall I will welcome to school for the very first time the Class of 2024. But enough of that for now...
Right now it's summer. Time to think about summer. There is so much for me to do this summer. I am leaving on Thursday for a four day meeting. Then I have a LONG summer of no work. What in the world am I going to do for the summer you might ask...well, I would like to have another job. Extra money is always good, right? But in reality that might not work out for me. So instead here are some things I want to do this summer...
*Finish unpacking the things I moved into my house last summer. Ha! I'm slow at unpacking and moving I know! I want to unpack everything and organize everything. I also would like to do some minimizing of the things I own. Streamlining maybe.
*Paint my Sunday school room and do some organizing work at church. We have rooms that are not at all being utilized because we have so much JUNK in them!
*Help plan and attend my ten year high school reunion. I have nothing else to say about this one yet. It's overwhelming to me.
*Hang out with my friends. Especially those who are moving soon and those who are coming home to visit that I never get to see...Yes, Rica, that's you!! I mean, it is summer break, I can't spend the whole time organizing and working.
*Finish a scrapbook. I must admist I don't feel totally confident about being able to get this project done. I don't even know exactly where to start actually. But I'm gonna try.
*Write letters to people. Real, hand written, snail mail correspondence. I am particularly excited about this one. I worry that letter writing is a dying art. I have a really good friend who asked me recently (in a beautiful card none the less) if I would like to continue keeping up with her via written correspondence. I am thrilled about this and plan to write her my next letter tonight!
Ok, that is a start of my list of things to do this summer. Just a start. I am sure I will think of more as the summer continues. And of course there are always tons of little everyday things going on. I am excited that summer is here. I am excited for a break. And I am excited for all I am going to get done. There will be LOTS of chaos and I personally can not wait!!