Musings from a K-5th Reading Specialist. I encourage my students to think, speak, read, and write, with my support.
I parent two amazing young adult daughters with my husband of 28 years.

June 4, 2019

Summer Plans #SOL

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This summer I'm trying something new.

I told people that I was open and available for volunteer opportunities.

They took me seriously.

I'm a new member of the Monarch Butterfly program at the local nature center.

Sounds impressive? You betcha!  One two-hour training felt like a graduate-level course.

Next week I'll be helping clients with special needs at a day-long fun fair.

I get to play carnival games with a buddy, then enjoy a karaoke party.  I'm super pumped!

This nearly-empty-nester-teacher who thought she would have LOADS of time to fill this summer...

...was wrong!


  1. Your summer is off to a wonderful beginning. Enjoy these fun opportunities.

  2. Ha! You always manage to keep yourself busy! Sounds like fun and rewarding! I hope you can squeeze me into the schedule too!! One more day ...

    1. There is always time to catch up. Don't forget to text me when you plan adventures with M & P. I'm a great sidekick LOL!

  3. Such a great beginning to your summer!