Speech Spirit: Carpe Diem!
This week, roughly half of the children in our preschool
classes will be graduating and moving on to the exciting world of kindergarten.
We, as support staff, are busy helping to prepare for the celebration while
also wrapping up the many evaluations, annual IEPs and monthly billing that are
all due ASAP.
In the midst of this, our school is going through various
changes including shifts in our administration, which recently included packing
and moving several offices and classrooms. It has been extremely demanding
these past few weeks! Despite all these events and responsibilities, there are
only a few days left. August 10th is the official end of the school year and we
are about to embark on an almost three week hiatus!
As the last day of school approaches, I wonder to myself, what
will I do with all my time!!?? (Wink, wink).
Writing this, I am reminded of the post I wrote on July
19 about our little ones taking a break from speech therapy. Just as I
think time in the sunshine, visits to the zoo and arts and crafts are vitally
important for them, so do I think we as adults need an array of bright experiences
to keep us fresh and unsullied!
So, I have decided to share with you my own "to do" list for
the remaining weeks of summer. These are mostly activities that I love, but
rarely have the time to do. My wish is that as you read it, you will feel
inspired to seize these days as well and explore other areas of life that you
in the baby pool with my daughter - help her to "swim" and "jump jump" into
my arms in the "big pool"!
- Go to
the beach with my family!
aunt is coming to visit this month - have oodles of fun with her!
out loud with girlfriends over dinner!
outdoors - breathe deep the fresh air!
- Go for
long walks at the seashore - early in the morning, at dusk and by
- Eat out
and taste a few new foods.
crafty! Add pictures and decorations to my family scrapbook.
my daughter someplace new.
some extra sleep (This much fun can tucker a lady out!).
Ahhhh, I feel better just thinking
about my list. Carpe diem and happy summertime, SLPs!