I'm Starting the Countdown Super Early!

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  1. Ms. I

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    Yes, I'm already talking about the countdown to the end of the school year! I'm at a new school this year & it's been really something to say the least. This has nothing to do with the students. I do not want to return next year. I know I won't be the only one since the whole staff leaves each year (except for the few who sleep on the job) & they have to hire new people each year. So...4 mos left, but since I don't work all 5 days, it's technically 34 days left for me!

    Anyone else?
     
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    I have 80 days left... in my teaching career. :love:
     
  4. Major

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    Thought you meant the "Super Bowl" early .....:lol::lol:
     
  5. yellowdaisies

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    Oh wow I can't even begin to think about that yet. We won't even hit our 100th day until mid February, and we have 184 student days. SO...yeah, I won't be counting down until May or so. lol.
     
  6. MrsC

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    I'm on the countdown to the end of our first semester--term reports are due in the office a week from tomorrow. Having not even reached the halfway point in our year yet, a countdown to the end will be a long time coming.
     
  7. Missy

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    I don't count down; I just try to enjoy the journey, bumps and all.
     
  8. czacza

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    Me too. February break is upcoming, thats a nice little break, but there's still so many discoveries to make with my kiddos between now and June. Not counting down.

    :thumb:
     
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    I hear ya Ms. I! For me, it's more the pressure than anything this year. I've talked to former coworkers that have moved on and while, yes, other schools have issues and no where is perfect, they've all expressed relief in being away from such a high pressure, high stakes school. Funny thing is, their schools are high ranking like mine, and yet the pressure is less. Honestly, all day I am looking at my door hoping someone isn't about to "pop" in with a clipboard walking around my room rating me. Even though my room and lessons have (so far) been on point, it stresses me out because if you're ever off point, it's like the end of the world and they put you on an improvement plan that makes more work.

    So YES, let's start the countdown!!!
     
  10. i8myhomework

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    Waaaaaay too early for me! It's not even February yet. Time has already flown by. I don't want the school year to end because I will deeply miss my kids! It's been such a positive, successful year.
     
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    Too early for the end of the year, but I don't mind counting down to Spring Break which for me would be 29 school days.
     
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    Gosh, I haven't even thought about the end of the school year. We barely made the halfway mark.
     
  13. Ms. I

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    It's now March 1st!

    2 mos & 3 wks left, but since I don't work all 5 days a week this school yr, it's 25 days left for me.
     
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    I'm very far away from that, but I do know how many days we have left - 75. That's because I count the days of school with my class. I'm not in any big rush, though.

    My big internal countdown is the one I do starting every December - the days until Spring. For the record, it's 18 days, 21 hours, 1 minute, and 3 seconds. No one hates the cold more than I do.
     
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    54 for me.
     
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    I only have 10 days left. Resigning early so I can fly home before the baby is born. My husband is already home because he separated from the military.
     
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    Just 'celebrated' hundredth day this past week (it's a big deal in any elementary schools)... At that point, we had 80 days left. So much left to do and in no hurry.
     
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    This year is a blur - I'm having an awesome year but it's going sooooo fast! Just trying to make the most of every day.
     
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    I don't want this year to end, so I am definitely not counting down.
     
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    I'm not counting down either, that would imply that I can't wait for the year to end. Well, it will be here soon enough, there's no need to rush it.
    It's now March 2nd, within 4 weeks our 3rd quarter will end, then in short 2 weeks we'll have spring break. Then May will zoom by pretty fast, Memorial day will be a long weekend, and then we'll have a short week, 4 days only, every day minimum day.
    And that's it. Pretty short, if you ask me :)
     
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    Every year, I start counting down on day 1 knowing I have 179 left to go. I keep track on my calendar. It helps me cope.

    There are 30 days until Spring Break and 68 days until the last day of school.
     
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    I'm not counting down as much as I love my summertime. Hugs to those who are counting down due to misery. I hope it gets better before it's over.
     
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    Right now, I'm counting down to Spring Break! Just five more school days, and we're finishing my favorite unit for this term, so it will go fast and be fun! :haha:
     
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    My para is already counting down also. We have over 80 days left, but spring break is in 3 weeks! We have a short summer this year (about 8 weeks for students and 6 for teachers) because we started the year really late this year due to construction. I'm hoping to get a summer school job too...but working 4 hours a day in the mornings still feels like a break to me :)
     
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    4 days with students and one PD Day (Friday) until March Break--that's what I'm holding on for.
     
  26. Ms. I

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    I don't think I've ever read/heard anyone counting down from DAY 1 before!

    Regarding spring break, I work 8 more days before that.
     
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    Just out of curiosity I just counted. I only teach 2 days a week so I have 25 teaching days left. I also help out the other two days.
     
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    60 days to go!

    With the group I have this year, I've been counting down since September!
     
  29. Ms. I

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    You're exactly the same as me then...I only work 2 days/wk too.

    How long havr you had this schedule Peachy & is this a permanent schedule? For me, the 2 days/wk has only been since Jan, 2014 & will go through the end of May so far. It just might go into next school year.
     
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    Elementary classrooms do a lot of math with counting how many days of school we've been in session using manipulatives, place value, bundling tens and hundreds, computing how many days left, making the daily count with tallies, coins, etc....it's not a matter of 'counting dwn', it's just good math talk and teaching! :thumb:
     
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    I realize elem level teachers do the whole calendar thing with their students. She's the one who says she does it & it helps her cope. I'm simply saying that I've never heard anyone count down that soon...whatever floats her boat!
     
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    This is our exact situation - we started 2 weeks late due to construction, so we don't get out until the very end of June. We have 78 days left. I only know that because of calendar time - I know what day we are on. 5 weeks until spring break - too long! :p
     
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    I teach HS, I've never taught anything under 6th grade. I countdown on the calendar on my refrigerator at home, not in my classroom.

    Counting down to the summer gives me something to look forward to during the school year. If not, those 180 days seem like they will never end.
     
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    Someone tell me we're not already halfway through March!!! That was the fastest last 2 wks ever!
     
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    8 more teaching days until spring break. We have a lot to do before a well deserved break!
     
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    Countdown ticker on my phone says: 2 months, 6 days, 18 hours, 55 minutes, and 26 seconds. :p

    Spring Break is this next week, thank goodness, not a moment too soon. I have a ton of stuff to do around my house, but I plan on reading the Divergent series in there somewhere.
     
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    I didn't count, but I'm approximating roughly 60-65.
     
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    4 more work day till spring break!

    20 more work days till summer break!
     
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    I just realized we only have 4 weeks left until spring break. For some reason I kept think it's 5 more. Already feeling better. This week with the time change was a struggle for all of us (students and teachers alike). I can't believe how much it affected me.
    Mon - Tue I was exhausted, didn't have time for things, didn't sleep enough, but it was enough not to feel this wiped out. Then Wed I woke up feeling better and by noon it hit me and I felt like I crashed. Thursday was finally ok, but it wasn't until Friday when I felt like myself again. And then last night (Friday), I fell asleep at 8 pm and slept until 9 am this morning.
     
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    58 school days until the kiddos are done
    65 school days until I'm done
     
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    After today's over, my normally 16 days left of the school yr slid all the way to...ZERO! My boss said not to return after the spring break & I know exactly why. They can't afford to pay me anymore. I mentioned on this board that I work at a different kind of school. They're backed up on giving me my paychecks.

    So...my SUMMER vacation is officially starting midday, March 28th!!! :D
     

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