So, we’re all teachers on summer break, to some extent at least, right?
I could write a post where I do the math, working out how many hours I work during the year and whether that balances out time off during the summer.
I could write a post about the fact that I don’t actually get paid during the summer, that the district withholds a portion of my salary and then returns it to me in the summer. I could explain that I got a lump repayment in June and won’t see a paycheck again until a month after school starts.
I could tell you that I’m still working this summer, that I’ve already taught at a two-week music camp and will soon be teaching at a two-week theatre camp, while also enrolled in two grad classes.
I’m not going to write that post. I mean, here’s one, if that’s what you’re looking for.
But instead, I’ll just say this. Do I get summers off?
And you know, what? It’s pretty great. Today, I slept until 8:00 and then went out for coffee. I’m binge watching Law and Order.
And if you’re jealous, maybe you should be a teacher.
Livin’ the dream,