My vacation is over. Tomorrow I head back to school. I am not looking forward to having to wake myself up at 5:30 to get ready. I am dreading having to wake my daughter up and struggle with her even more! Tomorrow we are back to the crazy weekday schedule of getting out of the house by 7:15, going to school, violin class at 4:00, gym class for both of right after at 5:00 and then rushing home to grab a bite to eat, homewrok time and then starting all over again the next day. I am getting tired already just thinking about it!
I just sat down right now to get some lesson plans together for tomorrow. I dug into my school bag to find my plan book and I encountered a TON of stuff that I had planned to do this vacation. I was going to create some math tests, dictation sheets, reading comprehension activities, plan out a month's worth of Social Studies and Science lessons and more. What did I actually get done? Not too much. I did make a few of the reading comprehension sheets but I barely made a dent in what I wanted to do.
I can't say that this vacation has been wasted though. I had the wonderful opportunity to host almost all members of my family at one point or another here in my home. My family is great.I love spending time with them. I also got to prepare a great many meals. I love to cook and so does my daughter. We had fun, and sometimes messy, adventures in cooking this vacation. I got to spend a lot of time with my daughter. We started working on a family tree project and that has sparked her interest in our family history. I have read a few good books - nothing profound but entertaining nonetheless. I worked out at the gym on average 5 days a week - sometimes 6. Go me! :-) Last but not least, I enjoyed wasting time in front of the computer reading blogs and online articles and learning how to use Google talk!
So while I am not eager necessarily about the thought of going back to work tomorrow, I know that I will enjoy seeing my students again. I also know that my daughter will love being back at school to see her teachers and friends and get back into the school routine. I am just going to miss all of the fun and rest that we have enjoyed these past two weeks.