Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Last day of freedom

Remember when you were a kid and the last day of school would come and you'd just about knock the teachers over getting out of there to stat your summer vacation? Those vacations seemed to last forever back then, right? Well, these days it seems as if they're getting shorter and shorter.

Today is my last day of vacation. Tomorrow its back to work. The first pointless teacher's meeting of the year. Students come Friday. Don't ask me why they can'
t just wait and get things started on Monday. My guess is that it has something to do with being able to get supplies over the weekend.

I don't know where you all live or how early/late schools start, but down here they seem to be getting earlier and earlier each year. I dare say that before I retire they'll be getting out on a Thursday and starting back the following Tuesday. Mark my words!

At any rate, I'm going to take the day and try and enjoy my last day of freedom. Hope you're all having a good day!


Patricia Rockwell said...

Ridiculously early for school to start!

AMH615 said...

Ours doesn't start for another week. What grade do you teach? My friend is a forth-grade teacher and gets so excited to get her new class! Then by about Christmas she's ready to kill about half of them!

The Hawg! said...

I've been wondering about the whole "Monday" thing myself -- why are my kids starting back to school on a Wednesday?

Why, back in my day...

The Bee said...

Remember when school didn't start until September - wtf happened??

Maybe they are trying to ease us into year-round school.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I remember when we started in September and went until June!

And we only had a few vacation days for the biggest holidays!

My daughter teaches also!! It is a tough job and requires a great deal of dedication.

Good for you! But, sorry to see your vacation is coming to an end.

Before we all know it they will have Christmas trees up in the stores!

Enjoy your last weekend to the fullest!

Robin said...

Here in Ottawa, Canada they will be starting back earlier this year (September 1st). It used to be on the Tuesday following Labor Day which falls on Sept 7th this year.

Back when I was going to school in England, we used to go 6 days a week (Saturday mornings).

Mystery Man said...

Patricia- I know, right

AMH615- iam currently teaching 8th grade band and various music classes

Hawg- your guess is as good as mine

Bee-i never started as late as september, but it was late august. my, how i miss those days

Shinade- think i saw a xmas tree up

Robin- i don't think i could handle 6 days a