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TAKitty
05-22-2006, 01:52 PM
I have such a love hate relationship with the summer! I am so excited for my vacation to arrive, but I don't want the summer to go by too fast! :rotfl2:

This is the first summer that I have "off". I finished up my Master's degree last summer. Still, doing the happy dance until WDW :banana: .

Miandrea
05-22-2006, 02:24 PM
I know exactly how you feel. I'm in school until June 30...and I can't wait for a little holiday!

AStamm
05-22-2006, 02:33 PM
I'm in school until June 7th. Congratulations on getting the Master's done TAKitty. I completely understand when you talk about not wanting the summer to go by too fast. We've got our first DL trip planned for this June and free dining to look forward to on a trip to WDW in August (although I'm already panicking about not having enough time to prepare the new school year since in-service days start two days after we get home!) as well as two week-long graduate courses. The good news is I'll be at Masters +60, the top of the pay scale credit-wise (other than Doctorate, which I have absolutely 0% desire in pursuing), so this is the last hectic summer for me.

disney junky
05-22-2006, 02:35 PM
Ditto. Took me many years not to feel guilty about summers off. Finally I said, what the heck, I didn't make the decision. Enjoy it.
Got three trips planned to WDW.
SSR over father's day to see my daughter, currently a CM. (23 days)
BWV July 23-29 with inlaws (maybe- they aren't terribly dependable right now) (Somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 days).
OKW one night to drive back with DD August 18th.
Scheduled to teach 3 one week grad classes if enough participants sign up. As of now, only one is for sure.
Writing curriculum.....
Summers sure are a whole lot shorter than they used to be.....
But retirement is one more day closer.

pooksma
05-23-2006, 06:39 PM
Add another here. I have just started my Masters and am taking course #3 this July so no Mouse this summer. Next summer I'll be at WDW! hmmm, there must be an independant study in there somewhere... :rolleyes:

TAKitty
05-23-2006, 06:42 PM
Kagan (educator seminar type classes) always has a class at the CR. I have often wondered if my school would pay for me to go. . .

dwheatl
05-24-2006, 12:11 AM
[QUOTE=disney junky]Ditto. Took me many years not to feel guilty about summers off. Finally I said, what the heck, I didn't make the decision. Enjoy it.

I've been a school librarian for the last seven years before this one. My position was cut and I moved into teaching kindergarten last fall (my original credential was for teaching English to high school students). After four days, my class was cut (low numbers) and I moved to third grade. This whole year I've felt like I was flying by the seat of my pants, so our WDW trip is my reward for survival. I don't feel guilty at all for this summer off. Without it, I might go bonkers.
By the way, no classes for me this summer. I have three credentials and a Masters. My brain is full (to quote Gary Larson and the Far Side). :teacher:

voltz
05-24-2006, 05:49 AM
My last day is May 25, I work in a high school library. We have 10th - 12th over 1300 students and were only missing 20 books!

Crazy Kanga
05-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Wow how funny. I am also a school librarian. Leaving tomorrow for a week in the world. Boy do I need it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luvndisney
05-25-2006, 08:08 PM
can't wait until June 23rd and my last day fo school!!! we are going for 2 weeks in July for our wedding and this vacation can not come any faster.

Oh and this is also my first official summer off in a while...masters in done next week.

ozziewags
05-25-2006, 08:29 PM
This teacher will be at Disney on Monday! Yipee! A treat for passing National Board Certification! Today was our last day.

TAKitty
05-25-2006, 09:10 PM
can't wait until June 23rd and my last day fo school!!! we are going for 2 weeks in July for our wedding and this vacation can not come any faster.

Oh and this is also my first official summer off in a while...masters in done next week.


Wow! This is a big year for you! Congrats! :thumbsup2 . Wow, you go to school so late in June; we are off June 7.

nataliz
05-26-2006, 09:27 AM
Another teacher who will be at the World on June 26th!!!

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Last day a school was Wednesday. Now we're relaxing and waiting for Disney!

teacher31
05-26-2006, 08:31 PM
This teacher will be at Disney on Monday! Yipee! A treat for passing National Board Certification! Today was our last day.


Congratulations! I've been thinking about going for NBC. Did you pass on the first go around?

BTW - TODAY was my last day!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

Ruana74864
05-26-2006, 08:38 PM
Anyone going to the southwest convention in July. I will be there. Staying 3 extra days and spending them at the world on my own. I am looking forward to doing exactly what I want to and when I want to. :woohoo: :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :rotfl2: :rotfl:

zookeeper
05-26-2006, 09:20 PM
I wish I was starting my summer vacation next week. Our school year isn't done until the end of June so we've got another 5 weeks left. I will be finishing off my summer vacation at WDW with Free Dining from Aug. 26th - Sept. 1st. :cool1: I can't wait to go, but I have a feeling I'm going to regret wishing away my summer while I wait for WDW!

jndmommy
05-26-2006, 09:22 PM
School doesn't end for me until June 27th. I hate to rush ahead to thinking about my August trip to WDW, but I can't help if. Unfortunately, the quicker that gets here, so does the end of my vacation. Gotta love being a teacher though! :yay:

kimkarli
05-26-2006, 09:24 PM
This Texas teacher will be in WDW July 23-29. The students last day was yesterday and ours was today. I am however, teaching summer school. It will only be the month of June though. It will be my spending money for :banana: WDW!

ozziewags
05-26-2006, 09:36 PM
Congratulations! I've been thinking about going for NBC. Did you pass on the first go around?

BTW - TODAY was my last day!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool1:

No, it took me 2 years. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The second time around was better because you can choose what you need to do over. I did one portfolio over and got a perfect score on it. I have been celebrating ever since! Go for it! :cheer2:

Jennifer815
05-26-2006, 09:47 PM
I am a teacher too, and our last day is June 16th. I'm dragging two fellow teachers along with me, and we're leaving the morning of the 17th. No sense wasting any time! Hope the end of the year comes swiftly for all of you!

jpmandan
05-26-2006, 10:03 PM
This teacher will be at WDW on Monday!! :cool1:

I also passed my Nat'l Boards this year, but that was small in comparison to surviving Hurricane Katrina!!! DH worked from dawn to dusk seven days a week for a long time after that wicked storm. He earned the extra money to give us a ten (YES, 10) day vacation. My family and I NEED this vacation.

mrsR123
05-26-2006, 10:13 PM
This teacher will be at Disney on Monday! Yipee! A treat for passing National Board Certification! Today was our last day.


Congratulations, Ozziwags, from a fellow NBCT! ENjoy your well-deserved break without a portfolio, testing center, or just plain waiting for scores hanging over your head!

Today was our last full day; 8-1 on Tuesday. I really have mixed emotions about summer travel; we're going out west-- which will be terrific-- but I can't stop obsessing about our January trip!

daisyduck123
05-27-2006, 07:05 AM
1st grade teacher here suffering from "Post Disney Depression Syndrome". :sad1:

We just got back last weekend from 8 nights at CBR (yes, I used some leave from school) & going back to work this past Monday morning was soooo hard.

Those of you who are out of school already are soooo lucky!!
My last day is June 14th.