Went to School Yesterday...

posted Jul 25, 2013, 11:45 AM by Emily Kroutil
I've been told I need to blog more.  My hubby says people might actually read it and my students say it will boost my search results in Google.  A few of them are not impressed that I'm no longer first on Google....So, here goes....



Ok, so this is not an unusual thing during August - June, but during July, this is something to write home about.

I got a lot of cool things for my APES kids at the AP training I attended at UGA (Everyone was incredibly nice, which was kind of a bummer because as a Gator, I was hoping to come back and say, "Those bulldogs, you never know...they're just not nice." Alas...).  I was able to get them some cool lab notebooks (for free!) and enough AP Review books and textbooks for each student to share....also free!  This will be nice because they won't have to lug their books back and forth from home to school.  Our APES books are paperback and anything I can do to save those books....

But I digress...

Anyway, I took that stuff in.  The custodians were at school (although I never saw a one) and the front office and counseling staff.  So basically, I had the school to myself.  I went to my room, found that my floors were waxed (!!!!) and the furniture was basically put where I wanted it, which were the two things I was kinda stressing about.  Plus, my two plants were still alive.  I was kind of conducting an experiment.  You see, I can't take the plants home because our fuzzy cat, Marie, will eat them, so I decided I'd fill two containers half full with water and set the planters in the containers of water.  I was hoping the soil would suck up the water and that they'd be ok.  Well, they were doing pretty well even though all of the water was gone.  In fact, the window blinds were closed and one of the plants had started to curl sideways trying to get to the little bit of light under the shades (phototropism at its best....can't wait to show the biology kiddos...)

So, I unloaded my stuff, streamed How to Train Your Dragon from my iPad to the AppleTV (which worked flawlessly!) and piddled around.  I'm not even sure exactly what I did but all of a sudden, the movie was over and I was ready to go home.

Lots of teachers don't go in over the summer, but I like to go at least once just to make sure I won't have any surprises on that first "official" day back.  It helps me de-stress during my last....10 days of summer....Because, let's face it, this is me:



If you're a teacher, do you go back before school starts?  If so, why?  If not, why?  I'm just curious....
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