How many days do you get?

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  1. midwestteacher

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    How many pre-school planning days do you get? Are they structured or can you work in your classroom getting ready for school to start?
    Our teachers come back on a Monday and the kids start school on Wednesday. Our two days are pretty packed with professional development and we only get about 1 1/2 hours a day in our classrooms. Some teachers are already here trying to get ready.
     
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    We have one mandatory day at school before the students start--it is pretty full with meetings, trainings. The week before school starts, we are able to get into the building for as much (or as little) time as we need to set up.
     
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    We get 2 whole days in our classrooms. We have to go back 7 days before kids come back. We have 3 days of professional development and 2 days of back to school conferences. Most teachers are back before our official start days to get everything ready. During our days in the classrooms we have to set schedules, get our stuff labeled (as our class lists change every few hours), etc....
     
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    We get a week. We go back on Monday and the kids come the next Monday. They do have orientation on the Friday in between.

    I haven't gotten the schedule for this year yet, but at least 1 day is always blown with inservices. The other days they try to at least give us half of the day to work in our rooms.
     
  6. Bumble

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    We get 1 day of restructuring and 2 days of professional development. I'll probably go in soon to do a few things. Maybe next week.
     
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    1 day. Its half meeting, half room.
     
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    The teachers start on the August 17---some are mandatory workdays( staff development sessions) and some are protected workdays(teachers can work in their classrooms uninterrupted) students start on August 25
     
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    We have 5 days. 1 day is spend doing PD. Another half day is our meet-the-teacher night (we work 11-7 that day). We also begin with a staff meeting that takes about 6 hours. So, we get 2 days to really work.
     
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    We have 5 days. The mornings are PD and the afternoons are to work in your classroom. We also have a meet-the-teacher night where the students get their schedules and everything.
     
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    About the same here. I'll prob go in a little early because I'm switching grades/schools.
     
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    We have three and it's a mix of meetings, professional development and classroom time. I generally find it a good start to the school year.
     
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    We have 1/2 a day in our rooms. Which is why most teachers are there almost every day during the summer...
     
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    We get 7 paid days to work in our classrooms, and we have meetings for 2 of those days, approximately. That leaves us 5 whole days to work in our classrooms, and I love it!
     
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    We only have one day this year-we used to have at least 4-5. But we won't have any meetings this year since it's our only day.
     
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    Show off. lol
     
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    We get 3 days but I'm sure 2 of those days will be PD.
     
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    We have one day full of meetings, with about 45 minutes unstructured (aside from the coffe break and lunch; both are provided.)

    That's followed by 3 days of freshman orientation. The adults have lots of free time during those days, particularly those who don't teach freshmen. But even the frosh teachers have lots of down time, while their homerooms are doing some of the activities being run by other faculty members.
     
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    Our schedule is exactly the same, but we end up getting maybe 4 hours in our classrooms.
     
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    Ditto.
    We can't enter the building prior to that AM either.
     
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    We cannot be there in the summer.
     
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    Rabbit, that's horrible! What do they expect you to do?

    We aren't allowed in the building from the end of summer school until the day we are to report. Our maintenance guy tells us it's so he can get into our rooms and get things done, but when I stopped by today and yesterday to drop stuff off, NO one was there and the alarm was on. I'm guessing he's not doing much now and I would have loved to have this time to go in and organize things.
     
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    We don't actually get any time in our classrooms. We have one opening day before the kids begin, and it's filled with meetings. This year we had two days of professional development beore school started. I went in two weeks before school started and spent two days getting my room ready. We can't get in the building the week before school due to waxing the hallways.
     
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    We go back on Monday. School starts Wednesday. Our first day is typically spent with 1/2 for "catching up/PD" and the other half for working in our classrooms. That evening we have our "Meet Your Teacher Night". On Tuesday, we have at least 1/2 day of PD again and 1/2 day in our rooms.
     

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