Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's School Time!

My children went back to school last week (August 2). But most schools around here started back this week. It's a crazy time! Getting supplies, filling out all the emergency and health forms, reading the syllabi and signing them, getting back into the swing of homework again... Last Monday, my daughter handed me a pile of paperwork and told me it was my homework. :)

I'm really pleased with my kids' teachers this year. I'm always impressed with how hard the teachers work and with how much they care about the kids. I'm glad we're blessed with a fantastic county school system!

I know a couple of our LI authors are teachers. And we may even have some students! What about you? Do we have any teachers or students out there reading? Any retired teachers? Let us celebrate you today!

17 comments:

  1. Missy -- I can't believe your kids had to go back to school on Aug 2 -- it just gets earlier and earlier all the time. I'm of the era where school didn 't start until Labor Day weekend. Anyway, I hope your kids like school (I loved going to school).

    Janet Tronstad

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  2. Missy -- PS -- missed being at the literacy signing with you. Hope it went well.

    Janet Tronstad

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  3. I just got back from dropping Mikey off for his first day of kindergarten. I didn't cry until I left the room and was walking to the parking lot.

    I'm a teacher (college) and we start having meetings come Monday. The students do not come until the following week.

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  4. I am so glad all that is behind me and now my children are having to deal with their children going to school, I used to stay on the road all the time as I have four children now I can just sit and relax so good to be old LOL



    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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  5. WOW! That's soooo early! I know we've talked about tyhis before, Missy, but that really is early.

    Here, the schools are going back the last week in August/first week in September. I don't go until September 3 (for college), but classes start on the 7th. And that's late around here! LOL!

    I just can't believe that! When do they get out for summer?
    Talk to you later,
    Hannah

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  6. Janet, we've gone back the first of August for years around here. Mainly because we have a full week-long fall break in early October, which is nice! :)

    I missed you at the signing! I did remember to look for your books. They didn't have any.

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  7. Oh, Pamela!! That's such a tough one. I boo hooed after I sent my oldest off. I did better with the next two, though. But then I cried when I saw one of my friends dropping off her youngest for kindergarten! So go figure. :)

    I hope your classes go well this fall!

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  8. Edna, I bet it is nice not to have those worries any more! But we'll keep you so busy reading books you won't have time to get old. :)

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  9. Hannah, you college woman you! Are you getting packed yet? Have you picked out linens and all that good stuff yet?

    Yes, we start very early here. But we get out around May 20 each year. Plus we have a week-long fall break. Very nice when Oct. rolls around. :)

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  10. Missy,
    I was a teacher for ten years, but when we moved to Massachusetts, I didn't want to jump through all the hoops required to get my teaching certificate for that state. I had just gone through all of that to get my Georgia certificate. I don't know why they didn't have reciprocity for teachers. That was nearly 20 years ago. Maybe they do now.

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  11. Missy,
    When we lived in Massachusetts, they started school after Labor Day or the very end of August. The year we moved from Massachusetts to Texas my kids had to go school till June 30th because of snow days. We moved at the beginning of August, and my kids had to start school as soon as we got there. They had 5 weeks of summer vacation. They were not happy.

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  12. One worn out old school teacher reporting. I'm not planning to teach this year and I know I'm going to miss my kids so much. Loved my teaching career. Loved the first weeks of school, the smell of a clean building, of new books, the look of new supplies. Love everything about school.

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  13. Merrillee, I can't believe it's that hard to move around! Maybe you're right. Maybe it's easier today.

    Linda, I know the kids will miss you!

    I'm amazed at how many LI authors are or were teachers! I used to teach at a local technical college and subbed at the elementary and high schools. :)

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  14. I taught high school for 35 years, but am now retired.

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  15. Wow, Ellen! That's great. Are you enjoying retirement?

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  16. I am VERY much enjoying retirement. I have lots of time to read and to travel.

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