July 08, 2008

i miss school...

...yes, you read that right.

Okay, I know most of you fellow teachers out there will groan when you read this, but it is true...I am looking forward to school starting again.

I am not sure if this is just a carry over from my old corporate days but having this much time off drives me crazy and I can feel myself easily slipping into "lazy mode". I remember all too well in getting only 10 DAYS a year to do with what I wanted so having 13 WEEKS off is still a strange concept.

Yes I know I have only been teaching for the last 5 years but I truly love what I do and after a few weeks off of not doing it, I really start to miss teaching. And the funny thing is that whenever I engage some students in some serious one-on-one conversation, most of them admit that they too were glad that school started up again. Definitely the first few weeks are always fun with staying up late, sleeping in and playing hours and hours and hours and hours of Halo on xBox (boy am I getting good at that game!!). But ten weeks is an awful long time to try and fill with meaningless stuff.

Oh well, as of right now, there are 34 days to the fist day of school....how exciting is that?!?!?!?!


Darren said...

All the time off is part of the reason I became a teacher in the first place--it gives me plenty of time to spend with my son, making me a better dad.

Adso of Melk said...

Hey, you could always do what I do: work on curriculum and activities for next year. I know that sounds gagworthy, but it's true; I'm one of those lameoids who actually does all that stuff during the summer so that I can have a slacker savings account built up for emergency situations during the year.

Hope that helps.