Saturday, March 17, 2012

Where Have I Been?

I have spent this last week trying to survive.  Anyone that is a teacher will understand.  The last week before a break seems to last a month.  We are all so ready to get away.  I think this year may have been worse than the last couple.  Two years ago, we missed 8 days for snow and last year we missed 10 day.  This year we haven't missed any.  I'm really not complaining.  We have made it to Spring Break!  Once we go back, we only have about 7 1/2 weeks left.  We will all be doing the happy dance on May 23.

I love my job and the work I get to do with my students.  Spring is the hardest time of year for me.  As a special education teacher, I have a conference with each student's parents to discuss their progress this year and to make their plan for next year.  While I love getting to share with parents all the progress their child has made, it does require me to prepare a lot of paperwork.  Paperwork is always the highlight of any job.  By the time the last day of school get here, I feel like I have been on a paperwork marathon.

So I will enjoy my time off this week.  That way I can go back to work refreshed.  Normally, we take a vacation over Spring Break, but this year we are keeping it a little more low key.  We have rented a cabin at Mount Nebo State Park.  Our plans include to do only what we feel like each day.  Hopefully, we will feel up to a little hiking, grilling, and enjoying the fantastic view.  I will try to post pictures.

The other thing monopolizing my little bit of free time this past week is reading.  I want to read the Hunger Games Trilogy.  I have started it and really never want to stop reading.  It has totally sucked me in.  I am almost finished with the second book and will be taking the third one with me.  I can sit outside and enjoy the fantastic weather while getting my Peeta and Katniss fix.


  1. Glad to hear you're using your break to actually take a break and recharge. Enjoy!

  2. I do hope you have a wonderful time away!! I was informed in a most severe way by several friends that I MUST read those books. It seems unanimous that they are amazing! :)