Friday, July 12, 2013
I venture a guess when most people think of summer pleasures, they come with things like swimming, lemonade, BBQs, etc., but my favorite summer pleasure is reading. I teach first grade and one of my main goals is to show kids, not only HOW to read, but to ENJOY reading. I am passionate about this! The problem with that is I spend so much time during the school year "doing" for my kids and I fall asleep before finishing two pages! The summer is my catch-up time! I am not fussy about the books I read. Professional books, nonfiction, historical fiction, "mindless pleasure" books, doesn't matter. I realized this summer that I need this to put me into balance with my eating and exercise. In 2 weeks I start half-days of summer school, and I am already worried how to fit my pleasure reading in, but I will figure it out because I have learned here that there are many components to healthy living and for me, reading is one of them!