My school does not follow a traditional calendar. We are “year round.” Basically we go back to school in the middle of July, but then we spread those extra summer weeks out through the year so we get more frequent and somewhat longer breaks during the school year. This means I still have a week of Christmas break. So last night, as I was seeing all the sad memes of teachers returning to school, all I could think of is: I can sleep in tomorrow!
The best part of having one more week? I am one of those teachers that works a lot. I am talking work 50 or more hours a week at school, and still taking work home- a lot. So I typically work over breaks so I can work a little less during school weeks. Which especially stinks over Christmas break because most of my friends and family also get the time off and I HATE missing out on all the holiday fun. This year, I didn’t miss out on ANYTHING.
A week before Christmas, we attended my husbands Christmas party. His boss dressed up as santa!
A few days before Christmas, Zack, my brother, sisiter-in-law, her parents, my parents, my aunt, and I met in Asheville, North Carolina for a few days. My brother ended up marrying one of my best friends a few years ago, so the four of us going on weekend adventures as much as possible- this time we brought along the parents. We enjoyed hiking, the Sierra Nevada Brewery, and touring the Biltmore with all the Christmas decorations out!
Our House on Christmas morning. Zack and I hosted Christmas for the first time this year. We had my parents, his parents and brother, my brother and sister-in-law, and my sister-in-law’s parents over for Christmas.
So in conclusion, I had a blast over the past two weeks doing no work because I knew I still had this week to do work! Yay year-round school! Just in the last two days, I have planned two weeks of Math and I actually volunteered and taught Science to Kindergarten and first graders for camp at my school this morning. To all the Kindergarten teachers out there- you are a special human being, I have no idea how you do it!
See you tomorrow!