I looked at the calendar this morning: it's August 2nd! My teachers officially return on Tuesday, August 11th; however, many of them will most likely pick up their classroom keys this week so they can get a head start. The week they return to school is PACKED! Tuesday the 11th: Site-level meetings (welcome back breakfast hosted by my principal and me followed by trainings/meetings). Wednesday the 12th: District-level meetings (off-site) that'll train them on the new math program we've adopted. Additionally, they'll be trained on other new programs we're using (AERIES.net). Thursday the 13th: Child abuse mandated reporter training in the AM and classroom set-up in the PM. Friday the 14th: Classroom set-up (continued). The district only allows them to have 1.5 days for classroom set-up; therefore, many of our oh-so-dedicated teachers will begin working this week. First day of school is Monday, August 17th! Bring on the craziness!