and "State of Panic" is not an OK answer ;P I find it so interesting that everyone's start dates vary so much. I also noticed that when I'm packaging orders for Littlest Learners, I have tons of teachers ordering in FL and TX throughout the first two weeks of July, followed by CA and MI at the end of July and then the orders seem to scatter all over the country after that. The same is holding true this year, but it seems like everyone goes back at different times so the pattern is a mystery to me. So...What state are you in and what day do the kids start back? I'm in MA and our first day is always the Wed after Labor Day so we don't start until September 8th.