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Distracted Chillaxing

Posted by lbbartolomeo on June 27, 2012

As music teachers we try to relax during the summer.  Our school year is filled with so much STUFF; tight teaching schedules, administrative demands, new trends (Common Core Standards), performances, and a million more bits and pieces.  So as soon as vacation begins I make a list of things to do-personal, house, garden, social, school, financial.  In an effort to use my time wisely, I come up with this monster that in the end robs me of my RELAXATION.  Then to top it off I find myself on the computer cruising from one idea to another.

I started out needing to order replacement rubber for an old xylophone and because I didn’t want to pay the shipping I decided I should find something ELSE to buy to make the shipping worth it.   Then I get on the magnificent Music K8 site and there are so many fantastic ideas that I hop from thread to thread.  If you want to join this free mailing list, you can simply read and stay in the background.  But if you ask a question, you will receive so much great advice.

I guess the point is to strike a balance with the scale being more on the side of chillaxing.  But I don’t want to get to the week before school starts and wonder why in the heck I didn’t revise that lesson plan template or put together that new learning station for kindergarten.  Well, here’s to me striking a balance.


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