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Summer Pleasure


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!
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KNYAGENYA 7/12/2013 11:32AM

    I love to read. I read while I am at the YMCA. I get to read and work out at the same time...win-win.

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BLITZEN40 7/12/2013 11:05AM

    I enjoy reading too. Trying to force myself to get through at least 5 classics this year... not my preferred genre, so I've only got two done so far. I always seemed to get sidetracked by the books I DO like! Hope you get to enjoy a few good books this summer!

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JACKIE542 7/12/2013 10:09AM

    I taught all of my children to read, and they love reading, I have a ton of books. Hope you get your reading time in. emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/12/2013 8:42AM

    I love to read too! I have about 20 authors that I love but am always searching for more.
Enjoy your time! emoticon

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FITFRIT 7/12/2013 8:20AM

    I had two first grade teachers this year and I adored both of them. I wish I could say the same about my own first grade teacher....then again I probably was not a joy to have around at that age given what was going on at my house. Kuddos to you for all the extra you do for the kids!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/12/2013 7:30AM

    My first grade teacher taught me to love reading. I'm forever grateful to her! I had the pleasure of giving the gift to my daughter. Thank you for sharing it with your children! Ohhhhh to get lost in a wonderful book!!! Such an adventure!

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