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I am a teacher…it’s summer…I’m off of work…Are you sure?

I am a teacher...it's summer...I'm off of work...Are you sure?

This is where the excitement builds. Summer is the time to reenergize, learn new things and revisit great ideas. Teachers, what are you doing this summer?

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Spring break… Time to unwind, refresh and refocus!

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This spring break came at just the right time. I have learned so much teaching gifted, primary science and reading support.

I have stretched and grown as a teacher and person. Honestly, as a mom and wife, friend? I have been lacking.

This is the time last year I was starting at my current school, getting ready to meet the people who are quickly becoming near and dear to me.

It has taken a good 4 days to just relax and rest. Just like my cat, I took the time to rest, sleep, read. I have not done much for the last four days.

Normally, I would feel guilty – but I don’t! I feel so much better.

Teaching is much more than a 40 hour week job. When school is in you work all the time. When school is out you rest and get ready for the next term or next year.

Tonight I am back to work. I have spent the day reading up on my creativity class and will do some planning and assignments tonight.

It’s hard to believe we are in the final weeks.

Hope you all are having a wonderful spring break! I am finding joy and appreciating each day with my family.

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#Creativity – We were one car short for LIFE so my son made me a cookie car!

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Sometimes games can be too real!

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I landed on teacher of course. My son and I are playing the game of life. He became a lawyer and it does seem his ‘life’ is moving smoothly at $50,000 a year.

Ugh…

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#gifted endorsement class 3 – Diverse populations of gifted children

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I am looking forward to learning more. I have students that fall under these categories.

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“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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DaVinci math – looking at the angles in nature #gifted lesson

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Looking forward to tomorrow!

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One of many joys of being a teacher… Chocolate tea!

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We are learning about Lewis Carroll and tea with my 1 and 2 nd grade gifted class. For our project we invited a local herbalist who taught us how to blend herbs and teas – the students are creating their own tea blend for our Mad Hatter party.

As part of her presentation she introduced us to Chocolate tea! It’s a red robious tea mixed with peppermint and cocoa! Mixed with honey and a touch of milk…. Heavenly! Thank you Mrs. Mangos!

You must try it!