Yesterday, I filed all my grades and handed in my grade book and teacher's manual.
Summer has begun.
Of course, as a teacher my summer includes:
A week of training (starting Monday) for teaching our new Advanced Placement Composition class;
Reading or rereading all the books that I'll be teaching in the class;
Designing the class, as it is new to the school and I'm the first person to teach it there;
Redesigning the Sophomore English class based on last year's experience;
Meeting with an art teacher to create the new Digital Design and Publications course we are creating as a joint Art/English class we hope to get approved by the board (in December) and begin teaching in the 2013/14 School year;
Going in to the school to file all the student portfolios and essays that are still siting on my desk (110 of them from the end of the year);
Cleaning out my files to get rid of unneeded materials.
Yep. Summer vacation.
Good thing I love my job!
Pax et bonum