Monthly Archives: August 2014

How Do We Measure a Summer?

Ahhh…yes it is August. I didn’t need a calendar to tell me that is was August, though. As busy as my summer has been, about a week ago I started to get that “feeling.” The “I think I’m about ready” feeling…

Measuring a summer in books

Measuring a summer in books

It started when I decided to look at Pinterest not just for recipe ideas, but for “Back to School” ideas. When my Responsive Classroom newsletter came in the mail a few days ago, I ripped it open wondering if there would be article to inspire me. Then instead of shopping for clothes online (Ann Taylor Loft sends out WAY too many sale emails), I started to look on Amazon for teacher books.

A "selfie" with Buffalo Bill!

A “selfie” with Buffalo Bill!

It’s been a event-filled and wonderful summer for me. The summer of 2014 was not going to be a relaxing one, I knew that going into it, but I managed a few beach days, time with friends and family, and reading a book or two of my own choosing. My tower of books I read this summer is topped by my favorite electronic device (beside my IPad) my “no frills” Kindle – great for reading outside.

I began my CAGS degree in Educational Leadership in January, and this summer I continued by taking two more courses. I am finishing up the second course this week, American Public School Law and Public Policy. Fascinating stuff! I also made my way out West, and went to Denver, Colorado for the first time. Among other adventures, I met up with Buffalo Bill at Lookout Mountain! (see above!)

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be in school getting ready for our year together. I already have my beginning school theme planned (no hints – but it’s awesome!) and looking forward to meeting everyone at screening on Tuesday, Sept 2!

I hope you can measure your summer in as many good ways I as can. Have a relaxing and enjoyable rest of your time together as a family. And start those “school routines” about a week before we begin! (Trust me, setting the alarm is a tough thing to do if you are out of practice!)

Ms. Purdin 🙂

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