by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief
Another informal survey:
Will You Be Employed This Summer?
I will be intermittently employed this summer. I will be teaching a three-week half-day summer reading program at my school. I will also be teaching two literacy workshops and two technology workshops for teachers through our intermediate unit. That will take up about half of my summer.
I have done summer school each of the past three years. This is my first year for the workshops. I do it to make a little extra cash to help pay my student loan and save for a vacation. I also do it because I have no children yet and so I have the time and like to keep busy. The summer reading program is actually a lot of fun! We plan theme days every week. Sandy
This might be the first summer in YEARS that I haven't worked :-). We bought property in the UP of Michigan and plan to spend most of the time there - relaxing!!!!!
I usually work as a summer school teacher - mornings for 6 or 8 weeks. Some summers I tend bar.
It gives me some extra cash and keeps me busy. KindergartenCop
Define working- LOL I am taking 2 grad classes, planning for next year, and catching up on housework that I have neglected since I started my 1st job in December- LOL! But in the way of a job... NO WAY! I plan on sleeping in and catching up on trash t.v. (kidding about the trash t.v. of course.) An interesting point that I want to bring up: A few of my friends have told me-, "You will get bored, why not go work in a day camp for the summer?" I beg to differ- I can finally READ (something I needed to put off because of school demands) and just take time to recover from my first year of teaching. LOL! Plus, I really feel that this is my time that I earned to relax and a $8.00/hour job just isn't worth it. Jacey
I have contracted 7 weeks of working with teachers concerning writing.
I love doing it. Keeps me on my toes.
It is worth my time to do it financially. I will make what I would make in 3 months of teaching and I am at the top of the salary scale. Foolish?
I'm growing heirloom tomatoes (the different colored ones that are hard to find) and flowers to sell at a farmer's market. It's sort of work but it's something I love to do, and am glad I have the summer off to do it! I'm also taking 2 grad classes and catching up on all of the housework that has been neglected. Betty/1/VA
Probably teaching summer school again. Have taught summer school for two years, good $$, short sessions. If that doesn't work out, I'll be cleaning out our basement, for which nobody will be paying me, drat. Magoo
I was a math tutor during summer school after my first year of teaching. I have since learned that I already put a full year's worth of work into 10 months during the year, plus training and workshops and staff development during the summer. I swore I would NEVER teach summer school again, nor would I have a summer job. So far, so good!
Summer is the time to spend with my beautiful children (ages 5 yrs. and 22 months,) read books, take naps, and do what I want to do, WHEN I want to do it! (Like spending time floating in the pool!)
Those of you who like working on your summer/off track time, more power to ya! Sara
In June I teach two college classes, as well as two creative writing "camps" for junior high kids. This makes me about $5,000. In July, I will be drunk by the pool!! :) LOL gypsy
Nope, I don't intend to work during the summer. I told my husband when I was still subbing that if I ever got hired, my days of working in the summer would be over. Some might say I'm stupid in light of the fact that my husband's track record at keeping a job is extremely poor, but I work hard during the school year, and I intend to relax or go to school during the summers.
Hope I didn't sound cranky…I don't mean to! lee/sped :-)