I've had a really nice and relaxing break so far. In mid-June we spent a week in San Francisco for a wedding in my husband's family and for some sight-seeing.
Next weekend we'll head up to Michigan to spend a week with both of our families, and after that, there are just 3 break days left before teacher work days.
In between, I've been enjoying the relaxed pace of summer and having a chance to do some big-picture unit planning with our new textbook. I updated this blog to indicate that next year will be my 5th year of teaching (3rd year in German at Bloomington North). Next year I will be five-sixths time and teach three sections of German 1 and two sections of German 3/4. I'll miss teaching German 2 - it has always been my favorite level to teach, but I'm looking forward to teaching German 1 again. And I'm excited that we will be able to offer German 4 for the first time since I have been at North. There are only 3 students, so they are combined in with the German 3 classes, but it's a start. And there are about 50 students enrolled in German 3, so hopefully we'll have more students continue on to German 4 the following year.