Friday, April 3, 2015

My Favorite Spring Break Activities

Good morning from the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA! My mom and I came down here for a little R&R for a couple days over my Spring Break and we're about to head back home to Arlington. We spent yesterday laying in the Spa Garden- complete with pool, jacuzzi, and hot mineral pool, as well as the Aqua Thermal Suite with saunas and experiential showers. We didn't leave the spa all day! It was a very relaxing experience, even if I ended up with a terrible sunburn afterwards (we both forgot sunscreen- oops!). I was glad to have some time to leave the world behind and spend it with my mom.

In any case, since I am currently on Spring Break, I would like to link up with Teaching Trio for their My Favorite Things linky party!

Here are my favorite things to do during Spring Break:

1) I absolutely love going somewhere where I can just relax in the sun. I wasn't able to make it to a tropical location this year, but the last two years I've been in Cancun and Jamaica- both amazing experiences! This year I toned it down a little, but was still able to spend most of a day in the sun (as evidenced by my sunburn) and it was awesome!

2) I'm sure a lot of you experience this- you get so caught up in work and then you get to a long weekend or break and realize that you haven't read one page of your book in about 2 months. I'm sad to say that I really don't take enough time to read during work weeks. I wish I was better about it, but I am happy to say that I am close to the end of Yes Please by comedian Amy Poehler after reading a lot yesterday!

3) After a huge week with my All School Show before break, you'd think that I would just want to sit and do nothing this week. Don't worry- I did my share of lazing about, but I also checked off a TON of things on my to-do list! I cleaned our apartment, wrote the first draft of an article for the Virginia Education Association Journal, planned my lessons for April, AND put my grades in for 3rd quarter. It is a huge load off to have these things done, since we have a work day on Monday and I can now spend that time organizing my classroom and making sure I have everything set for the next month or so!

I hope that those of you who are currently on Spring Break are enjoying it immensely, and those of you who are about to take a break- enjoy your time!!

~Ms. Patrician

1 comment:

  1. It's so hard to read (for fun) during the week with all of the other school tasks we have to tend to. I wish I was able to go somewhere south for SB too. It's currently raining and is supposed to continue raining here in Louisville the rest of our week.