It is July 14th? This summer is flying, and I wish I could slow it down. My son will turn 7 months old on Saturday, and I cannot believe it. He is so much fun right now – the giggles, the constant activity and wonder as he discovers new things, and the oh-so-close to crawling and getting his first tooth milestones – they are right around the corner!
I always hate to see the 4th of July come and go. It’s such a great holiday, but then before you know it, summer’s over and it’s time to head back to the classroom. Although, even after 14 years, I still love the anticipation of the new school year. Guess I have loved that time since I was 5.
This year, the history department will be in new classrooms, gutted and completely redone this summer. It’s exciting to know I will have a new room come August, but also a reminder that, as with all history, things change. Among other things, there will be no more blackboards in classrooms, maps hanging on the wall are obsolete as we can pull them up online now and project them onto the wall. Still, welcoming the change and cannot wait.
However, I’m going to cherish the last month of summer vacation with my little man. I’ve always loved teaching, but having this time off with him has also been amazing. Best job in the world, with the best benefits!