What are teachers doing while everyone is whinging about the excessive amount of holidays educators are given?
Annie: went on a trip to Japan, with twelve exchange students.
Bob: wrote a novel.
Cathy: spent the first week caring for her grandmother after an operation and the second week with her teenage children at a ski resort.
Debbie: visited her daughter and met her 4 month old grandson for the first time.
Eric: went to the school robotics championships with a team of 14 year old students. He was responsible for organising the transport, accommodation and training. He also had to organise alternative supervision and outings.
Fred: went on his first overseas vacation in 20 years.
Glenda: photocopied, folded and stapled 200 programs for the school speech night. She also saw a couple of movies with her children.
Henry: spent two weeks watching You Tube videos and googling interesting weather channel images for his upcoming year 7 unit on climate change.
Irene: the single mum, entertained her three children for two weeks.
Johnathon: rebuilt two secondhand computers for his year 6 students to use in his classroom.
Kaitlin: went to three museums, two art galleries and the science centre.
Leon: attended a week long seminar on behaviour management and learning styles.
Maggie: also attended a week long seminar but it was about the integration of information and communication technology in physical education pedagogy.
Naomi: went on a week long development course for teenage girls.
Oscar: went on two chaplaincy camps as a volunteer supervisor.
Peter: read 6 novels and went fishing.
Quinn: power-disced The Sopranoes television series. Planned three weeks of lessons for his department.
Roger: took his children to the library everyday that it was open.
Sandy: took the family camping.
Tina: organised twelve play dates for her children and made a cake from scratch for her sister's wedding.
Ursula: stayed home and wrote six weeks worth of blog entries.
Vera: built a virtual classroom on the internet for her School of the Air students.
Wilbur: finished renovating his second floor bathroom.
Xavier: got married.
Yolanda: went to Canada to visit family.
Zac: volunteered at the local Salvos Shop.