Even though I've already put in three days before contract days start, tomorrow is the real deal. Our district gives us 1 1/2 days to ready our rooms and plan. Obviously, most conscientous teachers give up part of their vacation time to prep their rooms and we know the district counts on that. Shame on them! Teachers put in untold hours of unpaid time because we care so much about our students and our sanity! Can you imagine only using 1 1/2 days to ready your room? Puh-leese! So today, my last free day, I slept late, watched Brideshead Revisited for the 3rd time and now I am cutting out letters for bulletin boards for two schools. I found a cool board design on Pinterest that says, What is Art? Each student writes their opinion on a colorful post-it and then put them up on the board. Way to incorporate a writing activity into art, eh?