It’s Soon to Be Official

Tomorrow signals the first official day of summer. If the first day of summer was based on temperature, I could say for certain that summer arrived ahead of schedule here in North Carolina. Eweeeee! It’s hot. However the first day of summer, or summer solstice, has nothing to do with temperature. It has to do…

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Did You Sleep In?

Ahhhhh, the favorite summertime activities y’all posted at “‘Eeee-zy’ First Friday Giveaway” sound relaxing, fun, and simply wonderful. Sleeping in, reading, spending time with family, shopping, sunning, traveling…fabulous! Y’all are so deserving! And now for the news you are waiting for—the winner of June’s First Friday Giveaway is Helena (comment 154) who is looking forward…

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What Day Is It?

When I taught, I couldn’t keep track of the days during summer vacation. Calendar time each morning during the school year is a vivid reminder of the current month, day, and year. So when you take away daily calendar time, I’m totally lost. I’m pretty good at keeping track of the days working in educational…

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On the Verge of Wrapping It Up

Yes, unless you teach in a year-round school, that part of the academic year when you start looking at ways to wrap it up is here (or coming very soon). My three kids have already informed me of how few school days are actually left before summer vacation. I nearly had a heart attack! Mailbox…

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