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Uncategorized   |   Jun 18, 2009

I’m alive, and I’m not thinking about school.

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

I’m alive, and I’m not thinking about school.

By Angela Watson

In case you were wondering.

Our last day was June 8, and since then, I’ve filled my time with alternating bouts of relaxation and wedding planning. The Big Day is June 27. After that, you’ll be getting a full slideshow of wedding and honeymoon pics, followed by a return to our regular educational programming. (Which I’m actually looking forward to, because I have a few fun topics and themes I plan to write about this summer.)

In the meanwhile, you can still catch me on Facebook and occasionally Twitter because if I totally withdraw from my online presence, I might shrivel up and die from a lack of internet interaction. Not blogging feels weird enough, but abandoning Facebook? Nuh-uh.

Hope each of you are enjoying your summer so far, and to those poor unfortunate souls who are STILL teaching–hang in there!! The best part of being a teacher is ahead. Well, besides making a difference in the life of a child, blah, blah, blah. Don’t tell anyone who’s not an educator that I reinforced that stereotype about summer, k?

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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Discussion


  1. Angela, don't feel bad about feeling good. You have a good case of the guilties going on here. I honestly think that the kids need this time off, too, to just be kids. They have to grow up so fast anyway, and it does a body good to just be lazy and bored once in a while.
    As for those who are jealous of us… tough toenails. I deal with the gift of time in my latest column at http://www.tomsboomertimes.blogspot.com.
    Best regards on your wedding to be.
    Tom Anselm

  2. Girl, I envy your lack of classroom planning. I'd MUCH rather be planning a wedding than planning for summer school! The summer school experience is ALREADY proving to be quite the disaster, and it hasn't even started! Enjoy the time off and congrats in advance on gettin' hitched.

  3. We're enjoying our first ever homeschool summer. I've assigned some historical fiction and that's IT! I love this. It's given me a chance to get excited about the new school year already. Enjoy your time off!

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