What's on Your Back-to-Work List?

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  1. Ms. I

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    What non-teaching items & other prep do you do/get for going back to the grind? :)

    My list:

    - Always get at least a few new clothes & jewelry
    - Often new shoes
    - Stock up on toiletries & makeup
    - Stock up the kitchen w/ goodies
    - Get my dr/dentist appts done
    - Get car's routine matintenance done (if it's time for it)
    - Have clothes back from the cleaners
    - Get hair done a day or two before the 1st day of work
    - Have nails polished
    - Try to have 1 last fun day (amusement park, day trip, etc.)
    - If I don't order food a lot, it's good to have meals ready, so there's not too much cooking to do at least the 1st wk back.
     
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  3. Kat53

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    I am really excited to start a new job this coming school year as a Literacy Coach. I've been coaching/consulting for six years but something about this new district feels right. (I hope, I pray!!)There's really nothing on my to-do list besides do a major cleaning of my home and buy more work clothes and shoes. I need at least two more pairs of pants, some flats and a few new cardigans.
     
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    Hair Appt and New clothes. That's about it.
     
  5. Kat53

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    I usually also do the hair appointment but I just dyed my hair back darker so I wouldn't have to keep up the COST and maintenance of highlights. :( But I might try the Brazilian straightening system before school. I know a high end salon that has half off days.
     
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    I don't have very much money this summer (since my school from last semester neglected to tell me that my paychecks during the summer would only be about a third of what they usually were), but I did just buy a dress at target and a few shirts. I'm not sure if I like the dress as much now, so I might return it. I'll probably wait a few more months for a hair appointment-I go back to work in two weeks.
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    I don't really have anything on my list for this year. Our dress code changed last year, so I had to buy different shoes and pants before school last year. They'll be fine for this year. I really don't have anything to get for school either.
     
  8. Ms. I

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    Yikes, already?! I have exactly 4 wks left.
     
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    I still have a good 6 weeks-- we go back for Orientation the week before Labor Day.

    Let's see:
    - a CLEAN house (well, maybe a realistic goal would be "cleaner."
    - all the school supplies the kids need bought
    - hit the L'eggs outlet and stock up on pantyhose
    - suits to the cleaners
    - hit BJs and get snacks/ juice boxes for the kids' lunches
    - shoes for everyone
    - a massive ironing, so we look decent for at least those first few days
    - call and schedule the pool closing for mid September

    But before we get to all that, there are a lot of days in the pool, a week in Lake George, trips to the beach, maybe a day trip to Old Bethpage Village, nights walking the boardwalk, and all those other things that make summer so special
     
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    -Put bedroom back together after flooring is done
    -Schedule dentist's appointment(loooong overdue)
    -some new pants maybe...
    -Mani/pedi weekend before school starts-if I do it before then, it just gets messed up anyway..
    -weekend in Lexington July 22-23
    -Family pictures July 31st
    -Family reunion Aug. 5
    -Inservice Aug. 4th
     
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    I don't even want to think about it yet. I'm just starting my 4th week of vacation so I don't even feel like I've had time to relax what with dance recitals and a trip to perform in Disneyland.

    I will probably buy a few new shirts, but since my puppy has had a shoe thing, that's what I will for sure buy.
     
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    I have no idea. I don't go back until the week before Labor Day.
     
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    Right now... how many days can I go to the pool before the end of August. That is my top priority. :) I am such a better teacher when I have fun in the summer. I am ready to meet the new challenges.
     
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    I haven't given it too much thought because I know if I do, it will just panic me! I am just now settling into "summer" mode having finished my 6.5 hour summer school days, I am now down to 3 hours a day. In two weeks I am done with summer school, then I will take a week or two and after that will be time to panic.
     
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    Exactly. This.
     
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    -knee surgery, I hope!
    -get a few new clothes and a pair of boots
    -hair appt
    -dentist appt
    -acupuncture to get my energy levels balanced!
    - ugh: clean house, esp. closets
    -organize rebellious linens

    I give myself a treat for each item I accomplish. Earrings are next, for my biggest job, the big bathroom.
     
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    This year I will be taking two graduate classes in addition to teaching. One of the classes is the hardest in the program. I've started to make a long list of all the things I can do now to make life easier this fall and to save even an hour or two here or there.

    --buy enough dog food, cat food, and cat litter to last until Decemher (the expensive pet store is closeby, but Petsmart has better prices and is farther away.
    --buy a large supply of certain supplies that are non-perishable and necessary to run out and buy if you need them (deoderant, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, paper towels, etc.)
    --buy new makeup with quick-application in mind
    -- Stock up on canned goods, snack bars, and other foods as backup when I dont have time to shop
    --have pets hemmed and buy clothes and shoes to make getting ready easier in the morning
    --buy school supplies at the sales (I definitely need staplers and pencil shaperners to replace the ones stolen and backups since they are cheap and I have time now)
    --try out some crockpot recipes
    --organize the pantry (it needs additional shelving) so I can stock up on more food
    --finish organizing the closet
    --finish decluttering (made huge progress)
    --hair cut and probably colored
    --plan and prepare as much as I can for lessons now
    --make an emergency sub folder and lesson plan
    --rethink my classroom organization and buy necessary supplies
    --doctors, dentists, eye doctors
    --buy a few extra bowls. I'm always running out of bowls
    --make-ahead and freeze meals

    oh and take it easy! :)
     

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