Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by swansong1, Mar 18, 2017.
Apr 16, 2017
38 days and counting! I really enjoy my students this year, but the countdown is always fun!
38 days for us, too!
28 school days with kids, plus I'm teaching for a week-long summer school program the first week of June. That'll be easy though - it's only 4 hours in the morning, pre-planned/scripted curriculum, and 2 teachers for 20 students. Plus only 2.5 hours of the 4 are actually instruction! The rest is breakfast and lunch. SO. 28 school days.
Apr 17, 2017
I'm down to 28 days. This has been a good year. I have enjoyed having the same students for the last few years and most of them are coming back next year. My schedule will be changing for the next year. I will be teaching my regular SPED students in the morning on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. In the afternoon I will be teaching one period each of Kindergarten and First grade. Wednesdays will be devoted to teaching school-wide gifted programs. It is going to take some organization and planning, I think I can pull it off.
51.5 with students. 54 for staff.
Same: I rarely count down, with the exception of counting down until state testing, and that's only to determine best possible pacing for math (last night I figured out that I need to double up content on one day...and if I do that, I'll cover everything just before testing...yikes)
We're somewhere in this range, but probably a little bit lower. Too lazy to count. Staff and students though is the same for us, I believe (since our last day is a Friday and a full day at that...I think)
I'm really not counting down--there's lots of learning left this year! I'm mapping out what still needs to get done, and I am panicking a little with how little time is left. I have a great group of kids, but it's a big (32) class with lots of needs, both academic and social-emotional. The last 10 months held several personal challenges, so, while I love what I do, this summer break will be especially welcome.
My testing countdown is easy - 4 days.
We definitely don't fit in all of math before testing. I do what I can, but we still have 6 weeks left after testing, so it's just not possible. We got through 10 of our 12 chapters in our math curriculum and now are doing a crash course through measurement conversions and volume, since those are tough concepts and are always on the CAASPP. I will circle back to our last two math chapters (measurement and geometry) after testing when we can take some more time.
My kids struggled through fractions this year (and 5th grade includes a lot of fractions), so we had to slow down a lot so I could make sure they got it.
That sounds like quite a schedule next year! You will definitely never be bored I guess! Lots of variety.
I get the mentality of wanting to make the most of every day, but I can do that while still counting down. This has been a really rough year for me and I got a new job for next year, so I'm counting down because I'm looking forward to a fresh start after a difficult year. I'm still in it for the kids, though.
I have 30 days of school left, 29 with kids! It still feels so far away though!
Apr 19, 2017
43 days now. Since we have A/B days it's nice to think about it as 21 different lessons left to plan and teach.
Yes, I'm literally down to checking the calendar each day. I'm so ready for this year to be over.
The countdown on my board says 22 days. Seniors have 10 fewer than that. The last four days are exams, and half days.
I think around 38 left? I prefer counting in terms of weeks (8 left including the current week). We have state testing this week, 1 makeup day next week, then another 2 days the following week.
Once I get through the testing, it'll all be easy. It's 2.5 hour blocks with a class that's not mine (testing occurs during my prep). Pretty difficult but I'm trying to make the best of it. At least I get paid extra for it.
It's only my 2nd year so it's really hard to compare years because it's so much better than last year. We'll see if I'm still in the exponential improvement phase next year...
Apr 21, 2017
28 days for students and teachers.
38 days for me (APs work two weeks longer than teachers).
25 days with students, 1 without.
Apr 30, 2017
24 days left!!!
29 days for us! Plus, testing is over - yay!!
19 days now--and we test this week! This is the latest we have ever tested, and while I'm glad to have so much time to teach my content, I'm really starting to see end-of-school-itis in my kiddos.
OMG! We just started last week. Since our spring break was super late this year, testing is later, too.
We started last week...and finished last week. It's all in one week. Including science and PE for 5th. It was intense.
May 1, 2017
My 5th grade team would kill me if I did that to them. I gave them a three week window--but that includes make up days and two all day field trips.
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