Today is the end

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  1. callmebob

    callmebob Enthusiast

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    Of summer as I know it. Reporting back tomorrow, sad day. It seems as if half or more of the teachers at my school have already been back and have most of their rooms ready to go. Back to a regular schedule and knowing what day of the week it is. :(
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    Wow! That seems so early! I don't report back for another three weeks.
     
  4. lbradley1718

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    I'm sure you'll be fine once you get back!! :) school here doesn't start until Aug 27, but I'm really ready to get back! It's my second year and I'm at at new school teaching a new grade and subject, so I'm really excited! I worked in my room all last week and I am now done with it. My principal came in on thursday and he was like "wow, your room looks amazing! Now you only have to wait a whole month before the kids get here! " lol.
     
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    We officially go back Wednesday, but after talking to some of the other lower grade teachers, we'll all be here Monday and Tuesday. Students don't start until the 13th, but we have families in the school for a "work night" on Friday, so the room has to be at least presentable...
     
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    We cannot get back in our rooms until August 6th and Report back officially on August 13th. I wish we could get in our rooms this week.
     
  7. callmebob

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    We have a week of meetings, meet the teacher, PD's, and some classroom time before students come back next week. Fun.
     
  8. mopar

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    Wow, good luck heading back.
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    Wow! We don't report back until August 20. Have a great year!
     
  10. pwhatley

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    We report back August 9, although I've already been in my classroom once & will go back three days this week. Students come in on the 13th (a Monday, yuck). Unlike a lot of schools, we don't have an open house or anything before school starts - I would love it, because I could let parents know the correct supply list (the district hasn't updated ours since 2008)!
     
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    I'm trying to make the most of my last weeks...don't report back until the 27th, but of course we have a required week long WW conference between then and now...
     
  12. EiffelTower

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    I officially go back on Wednesday. However, I will be in Monday and Tuesday to work on lesson plans and information to share at our Academic Night on Thursday since we'll be in meetings Wednesday-Friday.
     
  13. FarFromHome

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    Kids come tomorrow! I don't have any classes until the second week of school though, since I moved to the music position. It will be really weird to not have a class the first day!
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    Far~what do you do during that first week?
     
  15. czacza

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    Yeah, no....don't go back until September 4.:D
     
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    I officially go back Wednesday. But I was in quite a bit at week working on my room. And I plan ongoing in tomorrow to finish up.
     
  17. Aliceacc

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    I love teaching, but I'm always so sad to see summer end!!! There's something wonderful to be said about all that free time with Peter and the kids.

    Here's to a great year!
     
  18. FarFromHome

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    Umm...I don't think I have that much scheduled by the school to do! Usually the resource teachers help with kindergarten testing, but they didn't ask me since it's my first year in the position. I know I have to do recess duty every day, I have some meetings with the other resource teachers, and I have to attend an assembly for one grade level. I'm planning on finalizing plans, typing up class lists (42 different classes), mapping out my musical rehearsals, choir rehearsals, and copying audition packets. I'll plan lessons for second semester if I run out of things to do.
     
  19. TamiJ

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    It is hard to say goodbye to late mornings and lazy days (of course I haven't slept past 7:00 am at all this summer), but once you get in there you'll quickly get back into the groove. I go back this week as well. I am going on a trip with the other new teachers to the school on Tuesday, and from Wednesday on out (classes start 8/13), it's all meetings and getting my new room together. Good luck tomorrow! Start with a big cup of coffee. That should get you going.
     
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    Wow! In my school students start going to specials (music, PE, computer, art) on the first day!
     
  21. JustMe

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    I have been staying up until five or six in the morning on a regular basis for the past few weeks. Time to adjust, and fast! :)
     
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    We still have 3 more weeks to go! I do have some PD scheduled for next week, though.
     
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    JustMe~I see 1 am a lot!!
     
  24. greendream

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    There's nothing so bittersweet for me as the last light of summer.
     
  25. jenglish97

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    We do not go back until Sept. 4th. and the children come in Sept. 6th.
     
  26. lbradley1718

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    Same here! I'm such a night owl! I find I'm really productive at night and into the morning hours.
     
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    We go back on August 27th, and kids start on the 29th. So far I have been successful at staying away from school, although I do have to go in for a meeting on 8/15.
     
  28. TamiJ

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    Wow! How do you do that??? By 10:00 by eyes can barely stay open (and here it is 11:06...but, I took a long nap this pm).
     
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    I go back on Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday are meetings, then Thursday & Friday I'm out of the building for PD. We have Open House the following Monday, I think I get that day in my room also. Kids start Aug. 14th.

    I'm out of town on vacation with the family this week.
     
  30. Teachling

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    Same here. This year they painted the school so it's going to be like just moving in to a room. Everything is packed up & in the middle of the room. It's going to be time consuming putting stuff back & redoing wall stuff. :(
     
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    Good luck to all who started back today! I hope it is a nice easy day.
     
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    Me too! Lots of summer left! Yay!
     
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    One week from today will be our first day of pre-planning! I think I will be looking forward to it a LOT more once I get some things accomplished and prepared for the new year (decorating, setting up an organizational system of my room, lesson plans, etc.)!
     
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    When I was a kid, we went back after Labor Day. Labor Day was the last hurrah and it was bittersweet. Those last few days at the beach before going back were precious. It was always terribly hot the first day and, of course, we all wanted to wear our new fall clothes. With new, hard leather shoes (no sneakers allowed then), we were miserable and itchy.
     
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    Best wishes to all who are going back to work already.

    I have two weeks left before I have to report and...

    I'm not even close to being ready to go back...mentally or physically.
     
  36. ms99

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    We go back on Wednesday, and the kids come back the following Monday. Summer is over for us. :(

    I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited at the same time. :) Wish I had another week or two though, haha!
     
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    I'm going to be coming in tomorrow and I'm going to try to initiate a second wind of classroom planning now that my TPA is done. (I BETTER PASS IT THIS TIME! D:< )

    I have a huge list of things to do and since it's going to be my first full year, I can't be caught unawares. I have about 3 weeks to get everything in order. >_<
     
  38. Ima Teacher

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    I went back today. I'm worn out!
     
  39. TamiJ

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    How was it?
     
  40. callmebob

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    Yucky day. Not the worst of the first days back, but of course there were some bothersome things that came up. Came home and had a drink, thats the quicker fixer upper.
     
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    Oh, so sorry to hear that bob. Hopefully tomorrow is better!
     

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