School's out, school's out, teachers let the monkeys out!!
No more pencils! No more books! No more teachers dirty looks!
I remember how we used to sing these lines years ago, after the final bell went on that last day of school. It didn't matter what plans there were for the summer, all that mattered was that we didn't have to go to school the next day or the next week!
We did indeed let the monkeys out yesterday, the last day of our first semester here at school. Although it is a very short break (one month for the students) it is good to have a little quiet around the schoolyard while we prepare for the next semester. The break also comes with 5 days holiday for teachers as well, later on in October after we've done evals and written up first term report cards. (Translated: after several days of Farmville on Facebook).
Pae and I would normally try to hit the beaches for a few days down south, but we may not be able to do that this year. Either way, I won't have to come to school for a week and that's perfect for me!