June 1, 2007 at 12:59 PMThis has been the week to begin recuperating from school until teacher planning starts on July 30 (!). The school year ended on a bit of a sour note for me, as one of the schools I teach at began monkeying with my schedule without considering the long-term implications for my program. Fortunately, a solution was found and 8th grade orchestra is no longer arbitrarily cancelled. Of course, while the pace may slow a little, it's really a myth that teachers have nothing to do in the summer. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday at a workshop about poverty and education. Yesterday, I marked parts for my elementary orchestra, made pretwinkle bows out of dowel rods, wooden spools, and black duct tape, and did an internet search for materials to use for general music. I am teaching a few lessons here and there and playing a variety of weddings. And, if the air quality can quit being compromised by the south Georgia wildfires, I can go outside and blow bubbles with my 2 daughters.
Have a great summer!
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