Thursday, August 02, 2012

August, Oh My!

I know I am not the first one to say this, but I cannot believe it is already AUGUST!  I have been enjoying this summer, but it sure has felt FAST.  There is still lots of exciting stuff happening in August, including a four-day course next week provided by my school board as a grade-specific summer institute (so, I'll be in sessions relating to planning for and teaching a 3/4 combined class this fall -- a very new adventure for me!). I said that I would wait and think about the coming school year in August, well... here we are.

I am not allowed back into my school to set up my classroom until the very last week of August this year (due to the caretaker cleaning schedule).  I am so excited to get in there and get set up.  It's one of my favourite parts of teaching, preparing my classroom to become a welcoming environment for encouraging my students to want to be there every day!  Because I've been changing teaching assignments so much, I've been moving classrooms completely, and I get to set up a room from scratch each time.  It's a lot of work, especially in no air conditioning in late August, but it's really exciting and fun.

In between those two things, Mr. Lock and I are spending five nights at a cottage his parents rent each year (and have rented every year since Mr. Lock was four-years-old or so).  We went there last summer, and it is just such a lovely lake and peaceful location.  I love being at a cottage, and am really looking forward to this trip.  While we are there, Mr. Lock's aunt and uncle will be there as well and I do love spending time with extended family!

Oh, before the cottage but after my course (following me?  Disjointed writing straight from the heart FTW!)(ahem)... we also have Quin's bridal shower!  I am really looking forward to it.  We have a few games planned, and Quin should receive some lovely, much-needed gifts for her new home.  It will be such a great afternoon with about 22 ladies, a fun send-off into the world of marriage for one of my BFFs.

I also think I'm finally going to go see the new Batman movie.  I've had trouble feeling okay going to see it in theatres (anxiety disorder FTL), but I know I just need to get my butt back to the theatre again to feel better.  I'm sad there was a tragedy, but I also cannot allow a crazy person's horrible choice in one circumstance to stop me from doing what I enjoy ("feel the fear and do it anyway", a quote I try to live by).

Alright, so in a totally disorganized way...which I'm not bothering to edit for flow because hello?! It's a BLOG and should sound like I'm journaling sometimes...where was I?  Oh yes, so... that's August.  I just know it'll speed up and be over before I know it, and there I will be in my next classroom with my new group of students.  I'm just glad I love my job so much.

Want in on a secret?  I cannot wait!  C'mon September!! 

Only a few days left to enter my giveaway for a chance to attend a pre-screening event for The Odd Life of Timothy Green on Thursday, August 9th (7:30 pm) at Richmond Hill SilverCity!  If you live in the GTA and would like a chance to win a family pass (that's FOUR tickets), then enter the giveaway on this post!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe it's August either. Right now I am fretting over getting my kids school supplies. The list keeps getting longer every year! Luckilly my mom said she would pick them up for me. How is that for an easy button, lol!


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