Picture from a Teacher’s Life


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My in-laws are staying with us right now and my mother-in-law caught me unawares on my back deck yesterday afternoon. I’d love to say I was reading a novel, but I was scoring math tests, completing reading assessment cover sheets, correcting homework, etc. I had all the essentials–my iced coffee, my favorite cat nearby and (you might not be able to see this) a lit citronella spiral by my feet.  (Damn black flies!) This picture captures a perfect, authentic slice from my weekend. (Only 3 weeks left!!)

12 thoughts on “Picture from a Teacher’s Life

  1. Bernadette says:

    Well at least if you had to work the setting was bucolic.

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  2. Amy says:

    What a perfect place to sit to wrap up those end of the year assessments. Soon you will be able to sit there and enjoy that favorite book!

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  3. danrothermel says:

    How many years in the classroom will it be in three weeks? Oh, those lucky kids!

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  4. elsie says:

    Surrounded by lush greens! I’m sure it was difficult to stay focused on the tasks at hand.

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  5. dianeandlynne says:

    In such a setting work would be hard to fulfill, but I know you persevered. I hope you set aside some time for R&R too!

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  6. What a beautiful setting (even if you were doing work)!

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  7. This is such an idyllic setting for all that work. I love that you have captured the contradiction between what teachers really do and what some people think we do on our weekends.


  8. Lisa Maucione says:

    That looks like such a relaxing and inviting spot to do work! It’s nice to have a weekend with sun and warm temperatures!

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  9. aggiekesler says:

    Glad you were able to work in such a peaceful setting!! 😉

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  10. cindaroo42 says:

    Lovely! I might have to join you this summer on that back patio 🙂 I don’t think I can go the entire summer without your baking!

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