Two benefits from year-round stick out to me: Fall Break and longer Spring Break. The fall break was wonderful. All the other teachers and students are heading back to school. This means empty beaches, great weather, and low rates. It was by far my favorite time. Spring Break, it was just great to be at home to recuperate.
The benefits of a traditional schedule are being on the same schedule as my children's schools, and being able to vacation with friends and family. I am most definitely taking advantage of this time to get situated in a new district, at a new school, in a new grade. This is going to be a great year!