Found a new idea, think I will give it a try. It is called 5 question Friday. Each week there will be five different questions asked. You post those questions on your blog, answer them and link up to this blog.
So here are the questions for this week and my answers:
1. How close to your childhood dreams is your life now?
I would say that I am fairly close. I dreamed of being a teacher my entire life. Yes, I am teach English/Language Arts and At-risk classes for a local school district. As a child I knew I wanted to teach and then as I progressed through the school systems I couldn't decide between English and Science for a subject area. I ended up choosing English because of my love of books. At the time, I had never heard of at-risk, but found that I had a desire to help those who needed a little more assistance, so the at-risk became a natural extension for me.
2. What is one must have item for the summer?
I am not sure about this one, except maybe for shorts. I stop wearing pants the day the school year ends (students, not teachers) no matter what the temperature and I don't put them on again until the first day of classes. Of course, lately there have been these wonderful things called capri's so I am able to put of pants longer in the fall. I will wear them on the weekends as long as possible.
3. Do you have your kids stay up on school stuff during summer vacation? (Or, if you don't have kiddos, did your parents make you keep up on school stuff during summer?)
I have found other ways to keep their minds sharp during the summer. We are actively involved in 4-H. The girls are 4th generation members, so summer is a time of learning still, we just learn different things. The girls carry such projects as sewing, clothing, food & nutrition, music, leadership, health, pets, computers, music, child development, home improvement, etc. After the projects are completed the girls need to write about their projects so this keeps their writing skills intact also. I also try to encourage them to read, but have found that is a losing battle. Believe me it is really disappointing to be such an avid/lover of reading and teach language arts, and then produce children who don't enjoy reading.
4. Do you can or freeze fresh produce?
I don't. As a girl we had a huge garden and would always can and freeze fresh produce and other goodies, such as our own tomato sauces, pickles, jellies, etc. While I don't miss the work of the garden, I really miss the fresh food and having the produce all winter. If I could find a CSA or some other arrangement so that I could get plenty of fruits or vegies, I would enjoy canning/freezing them. I can taste those homemade pickles, jellies, and frozen vegies now.
5. Do you get ready for the day first thing in the morning?
Yes, I am one of those people that need to get up and get moving right away. I have discovered that I am a morning person. I can get tons of stuff done in the morning, but once I take a break, it is hard to get moving again. Maybe that is why I get to school a half hour earlier than I need to in the morning.