The month of August, to me, has always raised the "half full or half empty?" debate. It means a month of summer holidays is behind us, and a month ahead of us. So do we have a whole month left? Or do we only have a month left?
Either way, I'm getting school dreams again. I've started dreaming that I'm back in the classroom and I go through a regular day at work. Normally, I hate these dreams. During the school year, having a school dream and then waking up and having to do it all over again is pretty depressing (and tiring!). Having school dreams during the summer is a bit better; at least I don't have to get up in the morning. I can laugh in the face of the dream as I roll over and let the early morning summer breeze drift in.
That being said, I have been thinking about school more and more. I'm teaching based on a theme this year. With my eights, we're going to look at the curriculum through the theme of Truth. With my sevens, we're doing the same, but with the theme of Value & Perspective. I've been trying to find some really awesome novels to do with both grade levels that have these themes. Even short stories. Any suggestions?
I guess I want to make some headway before we go back to work, but my brain just isn't out of summer mode yet. Maybe I'm a glass-half-full kind of gal.