Whew! I must say I am so happy to be on Christmas break! It’s been a long couple of weeks around my classroom, not to mention trying to do the fun stuff for the holidays too! About a month ago my students began writing either a children’s story or a collection of poems to produce their very own book through StudenTales. Somehow, time slipped away from both my students and me because the printing process took much longer than expected.
Thankfully though, all completed packets have been collected, checked (well, not graded you know – that’s a pleasure I get to save for another
day week month!) and ready for shipment tomorrow! It’s such a relief!
After a quick stop by the store, we came home to relax and have some down-time. I played with Calder for a bit, putzed around online and then watched Spiderman 3 once my guys were asleep. I realize now that I need to get my address labels printed (I know, my cards are going to arrive after Christmas…but at this point that’s acceptable!) so I can get things sent out tomorrow!
Have I said it feels great to be on break? As a student I always looked forward to our school vacations, but I never really thought about whether or not my teachers enjoyed them too. Now, I realize that the breaks are not only enjoyable, but downright necessary! I have a book I bought in September that I’m going to read for nothing other than sheer pleasure. I want to build a snowman and/or go sledding and yes, I do have a day in my classroom scheduled for one day of our rather short break.
I suppose, I’d be get moving because I’m starting to feel a little heavy-lidded. Here’s hoping I get to post a lot over the next couple of weeks!