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Everything I Wanted!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

About 10 days ago I posted a blog about anticipating my vacation and called it, "All I Ever Needed." It was what I needed AND wanted: beach, mountains, family, old friends, new friends, anticipated and unanticipated days, but always joyful. I am sad to have it end, but ready to get going again. I have decided that I am not going to worry if I have to ease myself back into the routine! Feeling very tired and jet lagged right now, but headed to the store for healthy foods and plan to do a light workout at least!

  
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PATSYB7 7/4/2013 6:13AM

    Glad you had a good time. Enjoy your day!
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KNYAGENYA 7/3/2013 2:31PM

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JACKIE542 7/3/2013 10:38AM

    Welcome back, you are right just ease yourself back. emoticon

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BLUEJEANS27 7/3/2013 9:07AM

    Great attitude!! Good job!

Julia

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All I Ever Needed!

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away." - The Go-Go's

Hmmm...should we go to the beach or the mountains? Let me think...BOTH! First, the beach for a few days by ourselves and then to the mountains to see our son. Perfect! Thought this school year would never end. Not the kids, but our admin and NYS. Since NYS isn't going anywhere with the new Common Core and apparently our whole admin team isn't going anywhere, it will be Round 2 in September (or August for me). Already begun thinking about what my most at risk kids will need in August, but for now, vacation, here i come. Whoo-Hoo!



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BLUENOSE63 6/21/2013 7:58PM

  Enjoy every minute of your vacay! You definitely deserve the time off.

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MCFITZ2 6/21/2013 7:46PM

    Happy start of summer vacation. Retired after 32 years in NYS public school. Vacation every day. emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 6/21/2013 2:51PM

    Yes...BOTH!!! I love the sea AND I love the mountains.
Enjoy! emoticon

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KIMPY225 6/21/2013 11:13AM

    Have a super wonderful time!!!!!!

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NANCYPAT1 6/21/2013 9:35AM

    Have a fantastic time

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MBOART 6/21/2013 8:41AM

    I'm a teacher too... and when summer vacation hits my brain and body are usually so very ready to just BE. enjoy your vacation it looks like you'll get the best of both worlds!


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111BUTTERFLY111 6/21/2013 6:56AM

    Have a most emoticon time!!!

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Noble Art!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


This motto is going to be in front of me for the next two days until I board a plane at 6:30 on Saturday! Lots of "have-to-do" things before I am done tomorrow at 3:00. I hate paperwork, but that will be done first. Everything that has to be boxed up before the cleaners can come in, second. Pretty much the rest of the stuff, not so important. So I am fine with that! Exercise has not happened the past two days and will probably not happen tonight, but I realized yesterday that when exercise becomes a major source of stress, it's defeating its purpose! I am doing a LOT of walking, however, back and forth to our office, the district office, and other people's rooms, etc. Have a thoughtful Thursday!

  
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BLITZEN40 6/21/2013 12:37AM

    Enjoy your vacation!

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MARYALICE61 6/20/2013 7:28PM

    When I moved into this house - lots of packing, walking back and forth, etc. I lost 15 pounds without exercising!

So, you may be pleasantly surprised how many calories you burn when you move!

Have a blessed evening! emoticon

Mary Alice

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/20/2013 2:09PM

    You will do just fine! Relax...

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PURPLEDRAGONM 6/20/2013 1:12PM

    All that boxing and lifing and walking is exercise too! You will be able to breathe a big sigh of contentment and relief when you embark on your vacation. Enjoy!!

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FITFULLIFE 6/20/2013 12:05PM

    It sounds like you have a really full plate between now and Saturday morning when you board that plane. Enjoy your vacation! You are definitely worthy of it!

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/20/2013 6:43AM

    We are in the same boat! Glad to have the company!

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Summer! Really!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


It is the first day of summer. At 11:30 this morning. Really! Our students get out then. Every year at this time I think of my own summer vacations. Some years a vacation, but not too many as we didn't have much money. Lots of reading and playing outside. We lived out in the country and there was no talk of having friends visit or talk to them on the phone since all calls cost money. Today, I make sure that I send home loads of writing paper and my students will get 2 new books to read and a big coloring book. I have sent home information of all the free activities our wonderful library and recreation department offers. Some have told me of their vacation plans, most have said nothing. I always wonder what some of their lives are like during the summer. Yesterday I saw too many kids carrying two backpacks home - one with final stuff from their rooms and the other filled with food because we have a program that sends home food for our neediest children every single weekend during the year. This year there are two boys I wish I could take home this summer. Strangely enough, they are my two worst behavior problems. Before you think I am some "teacher of the year" idealistic person, it is not so. Sure, most of us are counting the minutes to have some time off before we start committee work, curriculum work with grade levels, professional development classes, and for some teaching summer school, but the majority of us think and wonder about how "our kids" are doing during the summer. Too often, we are their only support and cheerleaders. Then that stops. I then think how everyone needs that at all times of their lives and I found that support and encouragement here at SP. So thank you to all of you. You continue to make my life richer and positive, so I can go to work every day and make other lives positive! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BLITZEN40 6/19/2013 11:55PM

    I totally understand how you would want to take your two biggest behavior problems home with you and why you would be most concerned about them. In most cases, biggest behavior problems= least parental guidance and most neglect. It's practically unbearable to know that you are sending young, innocent kids home to that for an entire summer. Sounds like you've sent home some great summer packages though, so as a teacher, you've really done all you can. Hope you enjoy your summer break!

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KARRENLYNN 6/19/2013 11:24AM

    I'm glad you care so much about your students welfare even when they aren't in school. They are lucky to have teachers like you.

have a great day,

Karen

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KIMPY225 6/19/2013 9:14AM

    emoticon It is awesome you think about your students in such a positive way!

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LOPEYP 6/19/2013 8:39AM

    I enjoy reading your blogs. I don't know anyone who is a teacher so your insights give me a good perspective on your job. It is the most important job and I feel that many times it is not given the respect and attention that it deserves.
Hats off to you for thinking about the kids entire life not just the school time.
Enjoy your vacation!

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/19/2013 8:13AM

    I love your cartoon!!! Let your summer begin!!!

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BLUENOSE63 6/19/2013 6:59AM

  I wish you well over the summer months my friend. Take the time to regroup through hobbies, friends, and SP.

Thanks for doing what you do each and every year!

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/19/2013 6:29AM

    Congratulations on a year well done! Enjoy your summer!!

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True!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


1 1/2 days left with kids and every year I remember these words. So true!

  
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SUNSETSMILE 6/19/2013 9:08AM

    They can definitely remind you about what is important and that life is too short to stress the small stuff.

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BLITZEN40 6/18/2013 11:56PM

    That's right! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/18/2013 6:08AM

    I love it!!

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