Anyone Took Today, Fri., the 22nd Off?

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  1. Ms. I

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    I did, which marks day 1 of my 11-day break! I just have so much grad school reading/homework, plus, I'd have a long, rainy drive had I gone. (Again, I'm not a regular, classroom teacher & I don't have a substitute when I'm out.)

    Anyone else?
     
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  3. lucybelle

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    We have the day off for Teacher's Day.
     
  4. Caesar753

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    I took the day off today. I've been feeling run down and my doctor suggested that I spend a day at home, doing nothing, with my feet up. So that's what I'm doing. :)
     
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    We get a note in our file if we take off the day before a break without a doctor's excuse, so I'm here at work. I would love to not be, as we're leaving from work to go to a convention out of town. I would have loved to have an extra day of fun!

    Unfortunately, many of my students did take a day off today, so it's basically a wasted day here at school, especially in the afternoon as more and more students keep checking out.
     
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    Wow! We still have school Mon-Wed next week. I took yesterday off (mental health break :p) but I just have my normal weekend.
     
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    I'm at work. I don't need a sub either, but to take a day off right before break would be too much trouble. I wish I could have though. It's cold. It's nasty outside. And there's possible freeze warning. Maybe we can cut out a little bit early, but I'm not holding my breath. My daughter's class was going to be taking most of the day to watch a movie because there are just too many kids out for them to start anything.
     
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    It's not the day before a break for me. We have school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week.
     
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    Nope, no need.

    I'll go food shopping early tomorrow morning. Everything else is under control for Thanksgiving.

    And, like Caesar, we have school through Wednesday of next week.
     
  10. Ima Teacher

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    We aren't off until next Wednesday. We had a unit test today.

    We can't get approved off days before or after a scheduled break anyway.
     
  11. Ms. I

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    I'm already done with grocery store shopping too!
     
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    They're saying we could be getting a nor'easter next week. I don't want to have to go out in that to do my Thanksgiving shopping. So I'll hit the supermarket at the crack of dawn tomorrow.
     
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    We have to have a doctors excuse for any absence a day before or a day after a holiday. So, I went to work. :)
     
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    Is there a specific reason teachers would take off today? Ie: protest, job action, historical event?

    I worked today...without a new contract.
     
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    Ms. I,

    I didn't plan on taking off, but I was sick Tuesday, DD2 hit her thumb Tuesday night, we went to ER and orthopedic Wednesday. Orthopedic said that she would need surgery yesterday to have pin put in and I took off today to assist her especially since it is her dominant hand.
     
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    I would have loved a day off but I we only have school Monday next week then off until the following Monday. I think I will tough it out until then!
     
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    I worked. We have full days Monday and Tuesday and a half day on Wednesday. Then we come back and it's December already. Hard to believe...
     
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    I thought about it, actually thought about taking a 1/2 day. I wanted to go see the JFK limo. I know a couple of the kids that were doing Honor Guard for the limo. I didn't because I want to leave work an hour or so early on Tuesday which is our last day. The last hour is a staff vs. parents volleyball game. It'll just make getting to the airport a little easier.
     
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    We have off the whole week next week, which is nice. So there is no need to take off, but I personally would never take off a day before a break. I already have a week off, I don't need that day :) And for us it's very hard to get subs, it's just not worth it.
     
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    Hey, to each his/her own! :)

    Well, I've got to be careful not to let these days fly by without doing my grad work because it could easily zip by without my doing anything!
     
  21. a2z

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    I thought you took a day off of work because you had so much to do that you needed the extra day to get it done.... I don't understand why you would burn a day and then not be dedicated enough to get the work done.
     
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    a2z, nowhere did I say I didn't get anything done that day. I said I need to be careful not to let these days, meaning my future rest of my break go by without doing much. Why do you care so much about what I do on my day off?
     
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    I didn't say you didn't do anything that day.
     
  24. Kat53

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    Then what does this mean?:confused:
     
  25. waterfall

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    I still have school on Monday and Tuesday of next week. All of the other local schools get the whole week off, but we started late due to construction so they have to make those days up somewhere. I don't think a 2 day week is going to be very stressful, but having the whole week off in the past was really nice for traveling.
     
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    This will be the first time we have the whole week off; in the past,we had school Monday and Tuesday.

    We cannot take a personal day before or after breaks. Most people also try to avoid calling in sick, but one teacher in our building does it so often that she is now required to have a doctor's note if she is out in conjunction with a break.
     
  27. Ms. I

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    Exactly Kat53. a2z plainly said I don't know why you'd burn the day I took off if I wasn't dedicated enough to do the work.
     
  28. Linguist92021

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    Now that I think about it, we are not supposed to take off before or after breaks either.
     
  29. a2z

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    Yep.
     
  30. Ms. I

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    I already talked about that post.

    It's the holiday time, let's all chill out & enjoy! :)
     
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    We have two work days after Christmas break before the kids come back. There is a 3rd grade teacher who misses those two days and at least one day after every year. She and her family go on a cruise every year. I don't know what admin has to say about it, but several other teachers get upset.
     
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