When you discover you’ve got an unexpected holiday at the beginning of February called “Lunar New Year,” and you realize it means five days in a row free of children shouting and the sound of pencils dropping to the classroom floor in a sporadic yet persistent pattern, you’re stoked. Really stoked. (I love my students, honestly. But the volumes they are capable of producing continue to astonish me daily.) The question is, what to do with the gift of a mini-break? And how to do it on the cheap?
From left: Dianna, Bryan, Elliot, Tabitha, Joe, me, Branden