I LOVE summer break-let’s be honest as a teacher you get paid and don’t have to be at school (most of the time). Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t say that we don’t work over the summer! So what have you been doing over your summer? I’d love to know-leave a comment!
My summer started at the end of May and I return August 5th for in-service, sadly not all of the projects I had hoped to get done this summer aren’t going to happen. The good news is that the major “To Do’s” are getting done.
So this is what I have been up to…
In my Studio Creating Art
I am part of the “Oasis” Exhibit at the Open Doors Gallery at HCBC Austin. The first month of June I spent creating art for this exhibit (White Orchids) and am currently working on another piece for another exhibit going up in August (Amaryllis facing the light).
White Orchids for Oasis Exhibit
Godzilla/Pacific rim Painting for my son (he drew it & I’m painting it)
Facing the light Amaryllis Painting for August Exhibit
Volunteering at Church
I helped create the stage for the Xtreme Adventure Camp (like VBS on steroids for 4-6th graders) this year, we have a very short amount of time to put it all together but it came out well-the kids especially liked the life-size Spiderman shooting webs. My kids, husband & I also helped out with the “Backyard Bible Clubs” (like VBS, but at people’s homes-we had 55 homes this year!). My older kids helped lead the clubs, husband shot video of all the clubs.
Now I taking a class through the Art of Ed & I am SO impressed with the level of instruction! I wish I had found this a long time ago-I would be such a stronger teacher!! The class I’m currently taking is Designing Your Own Curriculum. I will DEFINITELY be taking more classes here!
So after 12 years, my school is giving me a new classroom- I”M SO EXCITED!!! My old room was an odd shape & could not fit many students very easily. The room size/shape limited the kinds of projects we could do. Now I have LOTS of room & we are even getting a throwing wheel-AHHH!!!! I will post again after I have the room set up 🙂
Needles to say, this has been an incredibly busy summer so far and it’s just going to get busier as I start preparing to go back in a few weeks!
Wishing you all an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation!