I am officially on Summer Break. Remember that Jumpstart to Kindergarten job I applied for? The Director called me on Monday to let me know that they will no longer move forward with the program. The reason is because they did not have enough teachers apply. I completely understand the reason. Teachers are exhausted and need a break. However, I am a little bit sad about it. I was looking forward to continuing with my work routine and making more money this summer. But again I completely understand the reason.
I felt good running this week. I took one picture but all of my runs did happen! 😆
On Tuesday I had to run 5 miles but my mother had an early doctor appointment and I did not have enough time in the morning for it. Then I dropped her off at my sister’s, came back home for a meeting, did my run, and then went to my doctor appointment. However, I wanted to finish the work from my meeting so then there wasn’t enough time to run 5 miles. Still 2.25 miles is pretty good!
I enjoyed my run on Saturday morning. It was cloudy, with some wind, and in the low 70s. I ran by feel and walked when I needed. Pleased with how I did and almost got negative splits!
I may be on break but I made time to work on some school projects. I also went to Target and spent way too much money there. 🤦🏻♀️ I have an idea of how I want to set up my room but know it will take me several days to get it done. Remember that I was moved to a different classroom room last year. When I went back to work in January I unpacked my boxes and set up my room but just with minimal things. Students are expected to be back in the classroom next month and my room needs to be ready for them.
I did a FlipBook to have ready for the first day of school and to pass out again on Open House. It isn’t finished yet but the bulk of it is done. I also put together a list with various links to have ready for school.
This isn’t really school related but I learned how to change the icons on my iMac to make them cuter!
A nephew is coming in tomorrow from San Antonio and then another one will be here the following week. He lives in Seattle but has been traveling these past few weeks (jealous!). Right now he is in Austin then will be going to Miami before coming here. I am excited to see them because I have not seen them in over 2 years.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.
Thats too bad that you wont be able to do your other summer job, but at least you get more of a break! It sounds like you’ve already been busy getting ready for the new school year to start!
Now I am enjoying this time off! It is actually nice not to go to school. I like it even more now that my nephews are visiting.
Too bad about that job.
I always spend too much money in Target.
Congrats on your running this week and keeping your streak alive.
There has been a few times that I have gone to Target and only bought what was on my list. But other times I also spend too much money.
Have a wonderful time with your family! It’s so nice to see family again after so long. My sister Erin and her kids are coming up next weekend and I can’t wait!
Thank you. It had been nice spending time with them. Enjoy the time with your family too!
looks like another solid week of running for you.Enjoy your time off while you have it!
It’s kind of nice to have some downtime to prepare for the upcoming school year, isn’t it? You seem really excited. Do you teach only in Spanish? Or bilingual?
I am excited because it will be a new year with a new set of students. And we will be in the classroom! The majority of the classes are in Spanish with some English.
I’m glad you do get a little bit of a break, even though you were hoping to work a little more through the summer. You deserve some time off! Your streak is still going strong, congrats!!
Thanks, Kim. Now I am happy that I am not working right now. The time off feels wonderful!
You’re such a great teacher! I love how you are already thinking about classroom set-up and doing Target runs. Your students are lucky to have you.
The cancellation of the Jumpstart to Kindergarten program may be a blessing in disguise. The past school year was so rough and you deserve a few extra weeks of downtime.
Thanks for the kind words! I am excited for the new school year. I know it will be challenging but I am happy that I will be back in the classroom with students.
I can tell you’re passionate about your job, because a lot of teachers are still trying to forget all about school right now! I hope you end up enjoying your extra downtime.
Your nephew is in Austin (where we just were) and then is coming down to our neck of the woods- South Florida- before going to see you! He will be very grateful if you can serve up some cooler weather for him.
Have a great week!
Haha, I have my days when I do not think about school. 😀 Last year was awful and I hope next year is better.
That’s a bummer the summer program was cancelled. Looks like you’ve got some fun plans for the new school year, which is coming up fast. Have fun with your nephew in town!
Just 4 weeks till the first day of school! 🤦🏻♀️
Ooh, I love the icons on your computer!
Target gets me every time. I just redid our guest room, and the bullseye did me dirty LOL! But the room looks fabulous so…
Sorry about the position. I understand your feelings, but it’s probably good to have a break, too. Last year was brutal.
Many people have said the same thing to me about the job. I am glad it was cancelled. The time off is appreciated and I am enjoying it.
Ooh, I got excited there because I understood the Spanish bits on your resource!! Hope you have a lovely summer even without the programme you wanted to work on.
Thank you! I am glad the program was cancelled. I am enjoying my time off.
I’m glad you’re enjoying your time off, even if you would have liked to teach in the program that was canceled. My mom used to spend so much of her own money on school supplies. That’s so kind of you and your students are lucky to have you for their teacher.
Thank you! I am just excited to head back to school.