Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Break is Almost Here!

It seems so long since I've posted! Things have been very busy with the spring testing wrap up (and I'm still not finished!), end of the year wrap up, Mother's Day and just life in general! I had two wonderful weekends in a row where I went out of town (Frisco, TX, specifically). The first weekend, a girlfriend and I went down Fri. a.m. early since we were both out of school that day and stayed until Sat. evening. We talked, laughed, shopped and ate. We didn't get very far through the city because we were stalled by a huge shopping center with so many stores! Other than the food and laughs we had two goals: IKEA and The Container Store. We made it to both! The next weekend, Fri. before Mother's Day, my husband surprised me with an over night stay - to the same town, same hotel and same couple of destinations! He loved it as much as I did and I didn't get tired of seeing the same things all over again! I still discovered things I hadn't seen the previous weekend! Students are now officially finished and the teachers checked out today if they were finished. Administration stays until May 31st, however, which means me, too. I've had this nagging back/shoulder/neck/arm pain since sometime in February or early March. I'm finally taking the time off to go to the chiropractor. I just couldn't spare the time with testing going on and then there was so much to do in preparation for the end of the year (8th grade graduation, awards assembly, senior graduation, scholarship checks). So, now the pressure is (almost) over, I can spare a little time. Of course, no one goes to the chiropractor just once. They told me I'd be going two-three times a week for a few weeks, so I am taking off three different 1/2 days (chiro. office is nearly 2 hrs. away). I have gtreatly missed interacting with the younger kids. I would pass them in the hallway the last few weeks of school and they would ask me why I hadn't been going in to read to them. I told them I had to work with the big kids for a while doing a lot of testing stuff (trying to use words they'd understand). One even came to me the very last (two hr. short) day and said, while pointing his finger at me, "You better come read to us today." So cute coming from a first or second grader. Next school year I hope to working with that age group (elementary) more throughout the year and hopefully complete some short lessons in addition to reading to them. The next few days I'll be concentrating on double checking transcripts, our state financial aid data sent in for senior students in that program, teacher certificate numbers added on to testing data, adding the three or four new students to the testing data,uploading it and finally, hopefully, organizing my office for the summer so it is good shape when everything picks back up in August.

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