Tuesday, June 19, 2007

And I'm off!

The summer is finally here! I'm fairly sure...no, I know, that the teachers look forward to summer break just as much as the students do. The frenzied pace at the end of the year with the grading of final projects, creating and grading final exams, endless pots (yes, pots) of coffee to be "on" at 7:30 in the morning, departmental meetings, the checking and re-checking of grades and discipline follow-ups and signed evaluations...it's nice to wake-up a little later.

But as my husband so kindly pointed out this afternoon, even when I'm on a break, I've still got school on the brain. Thus, the creation of this blog. I hope to use this blog as a way to keep in touch with students, peers...and as a bit of an apostrophe (students will be groaning at this point as I slip a lit. term into summer vacation), a way to share what I've learned (and failed to learn in some cases) in my past five years of teaching.

So with that, I'm off, in every sense.