It just doesn't seem right!

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  1. CFClassroom

    CFClassroom Connoisseur

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    My friends in other states were posting pictures on Facebook of their own kids going off for the first day of school! It just seems so strange to me. When I taught in Florida we went back mid-August and that seemed early, but my mind associates Labor Day with Back to School.

    We didn't get out until the end of June though so it balances out.
     
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    We start next Friday (but had two days of faculty meeting already!). I was (kind of) amused when I hung up my August calendar heading, and it was covered with ice cream cones and beach umbrellas, but it will also be very ironic to hang up the September back-to-school one after being in school for 3 weeks!
     
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    We start back August 16th and the kids come on the 22nd! We used to start much earlier in August, so it feels like I should be in school or at inservices by now!
     
  5. MrsC

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    For my entire life, school has started the day after Labour Day; I can't imagine anything different.
     
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    The same with me MrsC. I am still looking forward to 4 1/2 more weeks of vacation. School is not on my mind as of yet.
     
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    I know! It is crazy how early we start! I go to preservice starting tomorrow!
     
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    We start the week before labor day but Fla let us start in early Aug a few years ago and I hated it. TOOOOO HOTT.
    Finally, Disney complained that kids were in school too early and not coming there. So the changed us back to later.
     
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    Just another reason I love Disney. ;)

    Michigan is the same way-they start later so families can get in one last vacation, and tourism can get the money. At least they were like that-not sure if it's changed in the past few years.
     
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    Ohio is talking about changing the start and end dates, too, to assist the tourism industry. I don't really think it will happen, but who knows?
     
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    We have been out since the end of May...I'm so glad school starts back next Monday.
     
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    With the crazy heat in this area, some of us were saying we'd prefer to go to school through June and July and be off in January and February!
     
  13. teachkinder

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    I live in Canada and our summers are too short as it is. in the last few years we have returned back to the classroom at the end of August. It was always after the September weekend before.
     
  14. Ima Teacher

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    Kids start Thursday. We'll be out in mid May if we don't have any snow days.
     
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    Our kids start the 22nd (we start the 8th) and then we will end school on May 26th.
     
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    :lol:
     

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