We start back to school on Friday! This is our first year using a "balanced" calender. It pretty much means 9 weeks on 2 weeks off...and then 7 weeks of summer (except for some reason this year..we are only getting one week at fall, but the following year we'll be 9/2 9/2 9/2 9/7). I truly enjoyed my time with my babies this summer. They have grown so much...and I'm happy I could be around for it. Once school hits...I miss so much. It will be hard leaving them (and my wife)every day, but I am thankful to have the job I do...I know so many men that are not able to be with their kiddos like I am blessed to as a teacher!!
Oh..and if you are wondering...the pictures are from Cow Appreciation at Chick Fil A this summer!! ha ha
Amazing that summer is ending for you. I'm always surprised at how different our calendars are state-to-state. We never start until right after Labor Day. Most NY schools are NOT air-conditioned and would be unbearable in summer heat/humidity. So still lots of summer to go here, even for those who are NOT retired!ReplyDelete
I have been wanting this calendar for some time, but not that we have it...I may have buyer's remorse! The summer did go super fast, but I know I'll be enjoying the two week breaks throughout the year!!!! Here in the south...air conditioning is a must!! We have 100 degree days through Aug. & can have high 80's up into Oct. I am from Ohio...and a lot of the schools do not have air conditioning. They don't usually start back till last week of Aug.ReplyDelete
I'll be right behind you. I have decided that I would like to give"year round school" (what they call the system you described here in ATL) a try. I don't see it happening around here because parents say it Is too hard to arrange child care at so many intervals throughout the year. Our county piloted it in a few schools but it's never caught on. Anyway, sounds like a great schedule to me, hope you enjoy your last few days with the kiddos. This coming year is the last my youngest will come to school with me, then he's on to middle school.ReplyDelete
Oh, so strange to hear that your school year is already starting. Here in Belgium we have 2 months of summer holiday in July and August. This week is the first week the weather has been somewhat nice. It has been more like a fall than a summer really.ReplyDelete
I understand what you say about your family. I'm home now on maternity leave for my 2 weeks old daughter and I know I will love to go back in January, because I will have missed teaching and the kids, but when I start teaching again, I will miss my two kids ...
But you are right, as a teacher we can spend lots of time with our kids!
I can't imagine going back this early! I don't go back until after Labor Day. The new calendar sounds interesting... I'm curious how you like it as the year goes on. I wonder if you'll see a change in student focus since you will have breaks at more even intervals. Keep us informed! Have a great year! :)ReplyDelete
Wow! I teach in Northern New York and we won't be going back until September 6th!!!ReplyDelete
I think I would like that calendar but I am in the extreme heat classroom in Ohio! We start Aug 20th. So I have a good month of miserable temps in the classrooms. Boy your little ones are really growing glad you had a wonderful time with them.ReplyDelete
I would love to know if your entire district is on the modified year round or just the elementaries? I've been trying to get a year-round schedule for our whole district, including the secondary schools, but no luck. It makes more sense to me; after all, most colleges stay open through the summer. My children lose so much, and their teacher have to spend the first two months reteaching; it has to be frustrating!ReplyDelete
Wow! Can't imagine a school schedule like that. I haven't even finished my supplies order for next year yet! Have a blessed start to your new year! Looking forward to seeing all of the new blog postings and student work.ReplyDelete