So today was my first day to head back to my speech room, and assess where to get started! The bookshelves were still covered, my rug askew and everything possible piled on my desk and tables to allow for our hard-working custodians to shampoo the rugs while I had ...sigh.. my lovely summer vacation.
Ah, summer. A trip to New Orleans with my hubby: Mississippi River, looking for gators and Spanish moss on a swamp tour, The French Quarter, beignets.
A trip to the New York Catskills to see family with my sis and mom: old friends, young cousins, mountains, the cool river and rocks, pounding waterfalls, delicious farm-fresh sweet corn purchased roadside at an unmanned stand with a box to leave your money. Honor system.
|Sisters and friends|
|Overlooking the Roundout River, High Falls, NY|
Can summer really be over? So fast? But wait, it's still 100 degrees outside. It doesn't feel like fall, but that's the way it is here in Texas. The air conditioner is cranking.
I dive into the file cabinet. Out with the old. Dust off my bookshelves. Check the flurry of e-mails already announcing preschoolers to assess, new to district transfers coming my way. Look around, start brainstorming. Make a few lists. New ideas, new possibilities. Getting energized. It's going to be a great year!
Wishing everyone a fantastic start to the 2014-15 school year!