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So, when do you go back?
I've been asked this question more times than I can count on my two hands.
My answer: I don't know. Sometime in mid-August.
Right now, that is where my brain is -- on hold. I've enjoyed the slower pace of summer, even though every day I have been busy with my girls. Just to have the time to laugh and play and be with them is a gift, and every summer I will appreciate the time more and more.
I've also been busy reading. Reading articles, reading blogs, reading picture books, reading MG and YA books, reading professional books. I haven't read as much as I hoped. I still have a book stack of 30+ books waiting patiently. (However, for many of the books, they will be returned to the library unread . . . until the next time.) But I've been reading and learning and stretching my thinking.
I've been living in the dreamlike world of school thinking about my ultimate goals, hopes, and dreams in my classroom and school. Thinking about the changes I want to make. Thinking about nurturing my readers and writers. Thinking about engaging students through curiosity and wonder.
I know reality is coming. And it's coming fast! I will slowly enter the world of school because I know that once I'm there - there is no looking back! We are off and running forward!