It's March. I know, I am stating the obvious. But something weird has already started happening to me. Last week I had an out of body experience where I saw myself take out a little piece of paper and write "Summer" on the top. I then made a (for now) short list of things to do in my classroom over the summer. Things like:
*research phonics lessons
* organize word study sorts
* clean out files
None of these are earth shattering things to do, but I am sure the list will grow in the months to come.
I don't know what made me do it. I had no plan to do it. It just happened.
This past weekend I caught myself again. This time I didn't get out a piece of paper. I just started thinking about things to do this summer- but at home, and for fun!
* work on sewing- make L.O.V.E. t-shirt
* make more bobby-pins with buttons
* read, of course
*take baby J to the park and the pool
*visit family and friends at the lake
* find new recipes and cook new foods.
* ride bikes!
I know I need to stay focused. I have given myself some pep talks on the matter. I still have March, April, and May to teach, learn, guide, and grow. But I can't help myself from looking toward the summer. Is it too early to start dreaming, scheming, and yearning?