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"what do you do in the summers?"
Old 06-17-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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Many of us have had that slow summer this one is mine and I am embracing it completely. But give me some suggestions for what I can respond with other than "nothing much" although maybe that is good enough


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Old 06-17-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Read
Catch up on things around the house.
Organize.

There is nothing wrong with saying you're just hanging around the house relaxing and catching up on things you don't get to during the school year.

Enjoy your summer exactly as you want it!
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What do you do in the summers?
Old 06-17-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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Whatever I want to!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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I知 collecting my comp time. :
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Recuperating!


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Old 06-17-2019, 02:07 PM
 
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Getting my patience back!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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how to be retired. Looking forward to all those hobbies I had to leave behind.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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All the home projects I have put off during the school year!
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Anything I want, whenever I want.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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A vague answer is fine. I always answer something like "nothing much" or "not sure yet." The truth is, most people don't really care anyway; they're just making conversation.


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Old 06-17-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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I always said "taking required PD classes for recertification" and "writing lesson plans for September" even if I really wasn't.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:15 PM
 
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"A little of this, a little of that."
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:14 AM
 
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You don't need to give anyone an explanation about what you do in the summer.

I would say, "I chill out".
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This summer
Old 06-18-2019, 03:54 AM
 
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I知 enjoying the silence!

I知 becoming sane again!
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decompress
Old 06-18-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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That's always the first response I give people when they ask. I tell them I take some time to decompress, then I do projects around the house and enjoy relaxing lunches with friends, and I do a little school work when I feel like it.

If they keep talking about it, I'll say that it's nice to pee when I feel like it and to eat lunch without opening 26 milk cartons and fruit packs while still eating my own lunch in less than 20 min.
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Relaxing and Recharging...
Old 06-18-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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That sounds similar to what I was asked when I retired next year. I wanted to say absolutely nothing, but I felt like I needed to qualify it a bit more.

I would say that you had a busy and productive year, and you are going to take some time to relax and recharge. When I answer in my situation, I add reading, going to the pool and beach, taking day trips and going to the gym. And of course, once it gets closer to the end of summer break, planning for the new school year. I also did professional development and curriculum work on some of my summers.

You have earned that summer break, so you can answer that question any way that feels right to you. Some people are just curious, and some are jealous.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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From a teacher friend. He would answer, "I do all the projects during the summer that other people can afford to have hired out to have done."
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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I said "nothing"

I backtracked and said well not literally nothing but not working or anything.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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I'm bored out of my mind....but don't think I am going back into teaching either.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:52 AM
 
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I say catching up on things I can't get to during the school year. Home projects, reading, cooking, etc.
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Me too!
Old 06-29-2019, 08:18 PM
 
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I知 so bored and go to my 電ark place during summer vacation.
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