You would think the school calendar allows for a two month break for the students benefit. As I finished my sixth year of teaching, I can't tell you how wrong that assumption is. Summer is not for kids, camps, amusement parks. These are just the convenient side effects needed behind the real purpose of summer.
Summer is for teachers. If there wasn't a summer to rejuvenate, reenergize, and refresh, I wouldn't go back in the fall.
These are the women who help me get through each day, week, and month of teaching. When I need an idea on how to reteach something, I turn to them. When I need the tact to reply to a parent email, I turn to them. When I am emotionally drained and frustrated, I turn to them. It was my pleasure to host a night where we could gather, giggle, and chat about things other than school.
My amazing grill master at work.
Coco confused by all the people. She was wore out the next day and let us sleep in.