When do you begin?

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  1. bmault

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    I have noticed a lot of posts about rooms being ready and bulletin boards being completed (with pics!). Just wondering when people are beginning the new year? My classroom is the last thing on my mind. Wish I was as motivated as some of you!
     
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  3. smalltowngal

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    I have new hire orientation next Wed/Thur, summer conference 11-13 the next week. Staff development starts the Aug 17-21 and school starts Aug 24.
     
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    Summer conference?

    How is that different from PD?
     
  5. cityfrog6

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    I officially go back on Aug 17 but I have so much work to do in my room and with my teammate that we are at school right now a lot. Luckily our husbands get along and help us so it's not horrible. But we also buy all of the school supplies for the whole school so we have been doing that the last two weeks.
     
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    Our first day back is August 5th and students begin on the 10th.
     
  7. TeachinHicks

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    I go back the 11th and the kids come back on the 19th. It's sooooooooo soon :'(
     
  8. alilisa

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    I officially start on Aug. 27 with kids starting on Sept 8. I just got done with kids on June 30. So summer seems short!
     
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    Our district's first day back is August 31st, with students back on September 8th. I'm still waiting to hear if I'll be back or not...
     
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    I'm back on the 26th with students on the 27th. We would normally be back two days before the kids, but that's one of our furlough days. When the office reopens the second week of August, I'll be going in to clean up my room a couple of hours a day. I kind of left a mess...:blush:
     
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    I guess it would be the same thing. Though at the summer conference there are different PDs going on at once and the Ps decide where they want each employee to go.
     
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    We are required to be back on Aug 6th and the kids start Aug 11th. But all the paid days will be spent in meetings and trainings so everyone will be back by Monday or Tuesday. I talked my friend who is a K teacher and she will be going in this coming Thursday and I think I will go in with her. I have no clue where my stuff is since there was a ton of construction in the building over the summer and I had to change rooms/grades. I want to start getting things at least organized and accounted for. :unsure:
     
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    We have paid work days on Aug. 19, 20, and 24th with kids starting on the 25th. Of course I will be in Monday, which is the first day that I can start moving furniture and unpacking my room.
     
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    We start back August 10, and the kids begin school on August 18. I have been lucky enough to have access to my classroom since mid-June. I have been having a great time setting up my classroom!
     
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    Open House is July 30.

    Kids return on August 6.
     
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    Teachers start the 18th, students start the 19th. Less than a month...sigh.

    edit...
    I thought we started on the 18th, but I just checked and we start on the 17th...BOOOOOOO!
     
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    We gone in September 1st, and the kids come in on the 2nd. We only get one paid day before school starts, with morning meetings and afternoons in our rooms! I'll certainly be back before then, but we won't even find out until mid-August if we're in the same rooms or not!
     
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    Teachers start the 12th
    Students start the 17th
     
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    Teachers- August 10
    Students-August 17
     
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    Teachers go back 8/18, students 8/24, I've worked in my room 2 half-days and it is looking pretty good since I didn't leave too much mess.
     
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    Next Monday!!! Where did the summer go???
     
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    I officially start on August 18th, although I'll be going in starting about a week and a half before that to set up my room. The kids start on August 25th.
     
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    Teachers ---Aug 10
    Students----Aug 17

    But I started working in my class today!
     
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    Freshman Orientation begins on September 1-- the same day as my next surgery.

    So I'll go in the week before to get my bulletin boards set up. (I have a freshman homeroom.I'm helping with new teacher orientation around the 25th (I've got to find that memo!!) so that looks like my target date.

    Classes begin the 8th. I don't know yet whether or not I'll be there.
     
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    Teachers go back on August 18th and students return on August 24th
     
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    I go back to work August 13th and school starts on August 25th.
     
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    Teachers at Academically Unacceptable schools or Schools in Decline have to go back August 3-7 for a workshop. New teachers to the district have to go back August 10-12 for a workshop. The rest of us have to go back August 13. We have students August 17.
     
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    I'll be going in hopefully tomorrow to organize my filing cabinets...they're awful. Then as much as possible until school starts.

    I cannot wait until the first teacher day...my room would never be ready & my whole year would then have a frantic pace. (True, it happened once.) I like to take my time, get organized, get ready for kids, and know that I'm ready.
     
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    Teachers Aug. 10, students Aug. 12
    I still need to get my classroom ready and work on a presentation for our P.D. I'm not ready!!!!!
     
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    I swing by school randomly during the summer a I aqm in town tutoring , so I stop in to make copies, etc...
    I saw yesterday that my room has been cleaned by the custodians and all furniture put back in according to the map I left them in June...I won't have much else to do in the room other than unpack my new supply orders, put nametags on bins and desks, uncover bookshelves and BBs.. I'll get some 'back to school' postcards out to my students next week, but I won't go do the work in my room until later in August. I will put a few things up on my hallway bulletin board, but mostly my BBs are to be filled with things the KIDS create, not me.
     
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    I start "officially" on Sept 1 (although I'm teaching summer school so I'm in my room after school most days) and the kids start on Sept. 2 :)
     
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    I'm jealous czacza! My room won't be cleaned until I return from my honeymoon b/c a camp has rented the room even though they aren't using it (grrrr). So that will leave me with just a few days at the very end before the kids come...so not what I had hoped for to set everything up on the desks and such!!!
     
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    EEEK- I think you had another post about the camp in your room...:eek:
    On a happier note- enjoy the honeymoon, honey!!:love:
     
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    The school opens to tachers on August 11th. We have to report on the 18th and the students report on the 24th.
     
  35. msmullenjr

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    We go back Sept 8th, kids Sept 10th. I'm going today to drop off some stuff I bought. My rooms ready for me to start setting up now... yea!!!
     
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    Teacher meetings the 28th, kids the 31st.

    Due to budget issues we are still not absolutely positive we will all be back, but I actually put up my bulletin board borders, etc. the day after school got out in June as an act of optimism and hope. We recently got our contracts and instead of being for the whole year, they are only through Dec. because they said there will be more cuts then!

    I have been going in about once a week for a few hours for a couple of reasons.

    1. It is air conditioned and I don't have it at home so it is more pleasant to work there.
    2. They are going to take our copy machine away and we will have to go to the main office so I am copying everything I can think of now,
    3. This will be my 10th year in the room and I was in need of a good throw out and organize session, plus if we have to get out it won't take me as much time doing it then.

    So, between that and taking 3 college classes I feel like I haven't had much of a summer, but in 1 1/2 weeks the classes will be done and I am going to try to get out of year for at least a week.
     
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