View from the chair

Eight weeks of a teachers summer

School is finished. A teacher has 8 weeks to recharge and prepare for the coming year.

Week 1~End of year reports done.  Exhaustion takes over and you sleep for a week!


Week 2~Finally rejuvenated you hit the beach!


Week 3~You pay for spending too much time in the sun!


Week 4~Catch up on those household chores.


Week 5~Bordem kicks in and you binge watch every show ever made!


Week 6~Spend HOURS trolling Pinterest pinning ideas for your classroom.


Week 7~Remember you need to get your professional development finished!


Week 8~Back to school to set up your classroom.  So many books!  So much curriculum!


And a bonus!  A week in and your administrator asks you if you worked on your curriculum guides over the summer!


So there you go!  Stay tuned for the teacher Christmas Vacation countdown!




  1. haha! brilliant. I bet it’s not that different from a student’s point of view either.

    1. beachchairtracy

      Ahhhh. Or the parents! Parents getting supplies list together! I think we are on to something!!!

  2. And away we go again. Excellent! #GlobalBlogging

    1. beachchairtracy

      So true! So true!

  3. Haha excellent explantation X #mixitup

  4. Lol I love this. I’ve always wondered how teachers spend their summer! #AnythingGoes

    1. And #TwinklyTuesday x

      1. And #ThatFridayLinky

  5. As an ex-teacher, I loved this post. So much fun! #keepingitreal

  6. Haha ah I feel you!! Im no longer a teacher but I remember this well!! #dreamteam

  7. Haha! This made me laugh – very good! #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Ha ha ha – I totally get this! Loved how you captured a teacher’s take on the summer holiday and the Ross ‘we were on a break’ GIF too! Happy holidays! xx #thesatsesh

  9. My friend is a teacher and she’s already been in school twice a week since the start of holidays and I think she’s crazy!! However she has been on maternity leave so I think she’s appreciating getting out of the house hahah!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    1. beachchairtracy

      I have been there twice this week alone. Had to move classrooms.

  10. Brilliant. My husband is a teacher and I just had him read this. He had a good laugh but being a teacher is not an easy job and even during vacation time they need to prep #triumphanttales

  11. I was cracking up! These are all so true!! #DreamTeam

  12. Interesting read Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  13. Sounds like a teacher never really gets a break #keepingitreal

  14. This made me chuckle! I have to say though, both my parents were teachers and they still used to go in to school every week during the holidays to sort displays, lesson plans, resources etc….or perhaps to escape me and my sisters haha! Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

  15. Brilliant! From what I’ve heard, they don’t get as much time as everyone thinks. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #twinklytuesday

  16. Hi Tracy, this did make me chortle.If I had eight weeks to get over what the previous year and to prepare for the next I think you would find me running for the hills!

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal


  17. #thesatesh haha yes to Ross’ ‘we were on a break’ – I’m team teaching a class in September and my coworker is new to teaching, i pretty much gave her the verbal Ross gif 🙂 it can wait, I’ve chilling to do.

  18. […] linky. First of all, of course, is my featured post from last week. This time round I have chosen this post from View From The Beach Chair, which had me chuckling away. Thank you again for linking up Tracy! […]

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  20. Rosie

    Love the gifs! Cute and funny. My cousins are teachers, and they post their vacation escapades on FB!

  21. Pero

    Ha ha ha good one

  22. Zvonimir

    This really made me smile

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