What is Teacher on Break all about?

I started seeing post after post with some title like, “What every teacher needs to do before summer break.” Um excuse me? No. I put in my hundreds of grades. I signed my observation and Personal Development Plan. I left the SmartBoard remote by the keyboard and left the computer on. I shredded private documents and even tore down my bulletin boards. I did everything on my school’s check-out sheet. So leave me alone. This music teacher is on summer break. This picture is the most accurate depiction of how I’m feeling.




Despite my excitement, I’m notoriously awful at summer break.

I dread the question, “What did you do this summer?” What’s a good way to tell someone I mostly just watched tv and ate a lot of ice cream? I want this year to be different. I want to learn new things, cook new foods, and sew new patterns. I want to do all of the things I want to do during the school year but am too busy or tired. And I want to blog about it. Because when I learn something new, the first place I check is the blogging world. I want to be able to share with you my mistakes and my successes. I want to be able to write again. I love writing, but I don’t get many opportunities to just write for fun anymore. I’ll share all of my recipes, patterns, tips, tricks, and insight along the way.


Welcome to my summer break!