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My favorite part of summer is having more time to cook & bake. What are you favorite summer dishes?

What's your favorite summer hobby?

I need to update my teacher wardrobe. Where do you find fun and professional clothes for teaching?

One thing I appreciate about my school is ______.

Does anyone else feel like families are more involved after virtual learning?

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How much time to you get at the beginning of the year to set-up your classroom?

Does your school have metal detectors or other safety measures?

Part of my overwhelming exhaustion is definitely the difficulty I have getting to and staying asleep. What has helped you? Hoping to try out different things the next 2 months and hopefully have some … more

Most looking forward to all the extra time ahead with my pups! Share a pic of your pets if you have them!

Does your school have extended day? What time do you get in, what time do you get out - and do you think it has improved your school?

What summer activities are most popular in your state? Which are your favorite?

How do you respond when you hear someone say, "those who can't do teach?" I despise that quote!

If I wasn't a teacher, I'd want to be a _________.

My favorite part of summer is having more time to cook & bake. What are you favorite summer dishes?

What show is your guilty pleasure? I've been secretly binging Selling Sunset in my freetime.

Does your school offer a lot of opportunities for students to engage in the community?

What's on your summer reading list?

Anyone spend a lot of their summer just dreading the approaching fall? What has helped you practice mindfulness/living in the moment and manage anxiety?

Our last day is June 27th. I can already feel my student's motivation slipping. How do you keep your students motivated through the end of the year?

Has anyone made the move to becoming a virtual teacher for your school? How is it going?

Favorite end of the year books to read with elementary students?

What's one helpful thing your instructional coach does? For the first time, my instructional coach allowed me to set my own goals. I was finally able to work on something I wanted to work on!

What's one piece of advice that's changed the way you teach?

Where is your summer happy place?

When is your last day of school?

What would make you feel appreciated by families and/or administrators?

Do you feel motivated by awards like "teacher of the year?"

Hopefully next year we can resume in-person field trips. For now, I'm looking at virtual options. Have you had any great experiences with virtual fieldtrips?

What do you do with your students on the last day of school?

Do you feel supported by your administator? I usually do, but this year with the shortage of teachers/subs taking time off was really difficult. I could tell he was upset when I requested time off.

Has anyone else watched Abbott Elementary? I LOVE it. However, sometimes it hits a little too close to home. Haha!

I just graduated with my teaching certificate! How did you decide your school was going to be a good fit for you?

Do you work over the summer, or do you take time for yourself?

This summer, I can't wait to _________.

What's the most memorable thing that happend in your classroom this year?

Do you provide a summer learning packet for students? What do you usually add to it?

How do you celebrate the end of the school year? I'm treating myself to a spa day!

What are some ideas for an inexpensive graduation gift?

I'm a huge book lover, and I'm starting to build my summer reading list. Any recommendations?

Does your school place a limit on the number of copies you can make?

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