Call me crazy....

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  1. PinkCupcake

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    Call me crazy, but I think I'm almost ready for school to start again. Today I went to Hobby Lobby looking for some classroom decoration ideas. Does anyone else feel the same way? I'm certainly enjoying my summer break, but I'm also looking forward to what the new school year will bring.
     
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    I don't think you're crazy. I'm getting a little bored myself. I had the Language/Arts teacher I work with come over a couple of nights ago. We were going to go to the casino and have dinner and a drink.

    She asked me to look at her powerpoint and give her some pointers. Well, 3 hrs later we decided to go get some boiled crawfish and eat on my patio!!. Are we geeks or what:)
     
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    I am ready too but since school starts in a week and a half, I have to be! I am very excited for what my new school has to offer this year!
     
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    I was definitely like that last year. We had moved school buildings and I had to unpack all of my stuff and I was eager to set up my classroom. I was probably in "school mode" from day 1 in August even though we didn't have kids until early September. This year I have so much going on with moving and such that I don't feel the same way, lol. I'll only have 4 days before the end of my summer school job and the day that I need to report for my new job. Last year I was also coming back to the same position so I knew in my mind exactly how I wanted to set things up and I was eager to implement new ideas and changes. This year my position will be completely different and I don't know the expectations of the school yet...so thinking about it is really overwhelming!
     
  6. PinkCupcake

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    I'm eagerly waiting for the school supplies to go on sale! It's nice to know I'm not alone.
     
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    You're totally not alone! I placed a big order on Vista Print a few weeks ago and I also purchased a bunch of goodies from www.reallygoodstuff.com
     
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    I started my new job last week! I had fun shopping for items to set up my new office. I am definitely excited for this next year!!
     
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    I'm only on my 2nd week of summer vacation! So NO I'm not ready!! lol
     
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    Third week here! Considering I revamped the entire curriculum last year, I'm ready for a few weeks of break before I begin to think about it again!

    Watch, in a couple of weeks I'll be planning for the fall....
     
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    For me, it took going to a training to get me motivated again. That and all the great things I've been buying for my classroom. Not that I'm ready to start tomorrow or anything. But I love that I can prep and plan at my own pace over the summer.
     
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    Today I invited a couple of teacher friends over to swim. We ended up sitting around the pool writing a list of common rules and procedures for our classrooms. We aren't 'ready' to go back to school by any means, but we are definitely ready to talk and think about school and prepare for next year.
     
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    Not there yet. I have a training in 2 1/2 weeks, then start back a week later. Can't believe Summer's going by so fast =( Still so much I wanna do...
     
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    No school starting yet. We have a few weeks to go and I still have plenty to do around the house. Every other year I have hit July and my mind has gone to school. With having done summer school this year, I don't even want to think about it until the day they drag me back in.
     
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    Okay, you're crazy. :D

    The job I have is very stressful, and being the team leader, I'm have a lot of extra duties and responsibilities (managing my team, paperwork, dealing with parents, admins, cleaning up the mess my team member made , bleh). So, I'm not looking forward to the new year. Also, we WERE a 3-5 afterschool program. Now, we are adding on K-2, so we are now K-5, which is going to be VERY hard to manage with the limited resources we have.
     
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    Not ready for work here! I have 3 wks left & wish I had 8 more!
     
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    Your not alone. I am excited too. But sad at the same time. I am cleaning out my office & preschool and selling off supplies I don't need. It is sad for me to see one thing end that I have put my heart and soul in for 6 years.

    BUT then I get all excited about my new job and the new supplies, and where I am going to put all my stuff. And have my student desks arrived? And what new Idea I get to try out that I have always wanted to. And the sadness goes away. :thumb:
     
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    Wow, it's interesting to see the wide range of time we've all had off. I've been done with school since June 4th. Teachers will have to go back August 17th, and the students come back the 27th.
    Some teacher friends and I will get together soon for lunch.
     
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    Thats a long summer isn't it?
     
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    I am DEFINITELY not ready to go back :eek:
     
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    I just started my summer vacation 2 weeks ago and I have been shopping for next school year already and reading tons of educational resources.

    It is totally funny that the general public complains that teachers get an excessive amount of time off work. However, we are never really leave our work at the school. I am constantly thinks about educational best practices, my classroom, lesson plans, trips...

    Is our vacation really a vacation?
     
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    Summer vacation is and should be. The rest of the school year it is hard to turn it off, but during the summer yes. Reading educational resources? I'll pass on that one.
     
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    I'm another who spends the vast majority of my vacation on vacation.

    The summer school class and SAT prep course I teach are things I chose, not things related to my regular job.

    I'll play with ideas now and then, but the overwhelming majority of my summer is about family, not school.

    If anyone ever kidded me about it, I would ask why they weren't smart enough to snag such a great career.
     
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    And what's awesome with your situation, Alice, is your hubby is also a teacher so you all get to spend valuable family time with each other. My husband WAS in the process of earning his math teaching credential when he was hired as a programmer. Sigh.... I know being a programmer was his true dream, but it would have been nice to spend the whole summer with him.
     
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    I worked in my room some today and got excited thinking about the new school year. I'm also looking forward to buying things for my classroom and getting my curriculum revamped. But I'm definitely not ready for summer to be over yet. I am enjoying spending time with my husband and kiddos. We've done some fun things and have a couple more trips coming up so I'm in no rush!
     
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    It does seem like I've had a longer summer. Last summer I didn't do much and I got so bored. This year, I've already been on vacation to Vegas and I try to do at least some activity daily so I'm not sitting around wondering what to do with myself.
     
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    This is why I miss Track E. They go back mid-August but get a break at the end of October. We go back September 4th and get no break until Christmas. I'm already bored, and we have a month and a half still haha.
     

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