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Old 08-03-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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I go back on Monday and students start on the 13th. I am not ready. Every time I think about going back my stomach turns into knots. I am not ready for the inevitable stressful days.

No need to reply. Just wanted to get it out.



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Old 08-03-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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Tyrex! I understand. I go back in 12 days. It's making me extremely anxious. I like relaxing and sleeping in.. my biggest worry is how I am going to feel waking up again at 5:00 AM.

I should be changing what time I go to bed and wake up now.

We can do it.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Iím so not ready either. Iím struggling to get up at 8:30 to workout, 6:30 is going to be ugly.
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I feel you! I'm starting to feel it now and we get kids after Labor Day (8/15 for classroom set-up and classes though). I wish you all a wonderful year!
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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Same here.

I'll be fine once I get back, but the anticipation is terrible. We have changes in teachers and admin and just too much for me to handle. I'm not good with change.


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Old 08-03-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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I have the exact same schedule as you, tyrex, and I don't feel ready either! I am still in full-on summer mode!
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I feel for you all...
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I am very fortunate to have been able to retire this past June after 42 years in the profession. The past 6 years or so have been extremely stressful: my long-term principal died after a bout with cancer and was replaced with a much younger person who I never felt connected to, there were changes in the evaluation system and the elimination of true tenure, we have to do exponentially larger amounts of paperwork such as SGOs, collection of data and submission of this data to the principal and other district administrators, multiple professional development plans including the reading of, discussion of and note taking on a professional book, the addition of night time parent conferences when previously we could schedule our own during the assigned days with what worked for us and our parents, having to have a Twitter account this year, endless coaching and residencies with outside consultants, a new, standards-based report card and changes in the curriculum. And of course, testing. I had originally planned on working two more years, but when I did the financial stuff with the pension representative, it didn't really pay to work more. I wish all of you the best of luck. Our students need people like you in their lives.
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So Sorry....
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So sorry you feel that way. I know how you feel, as I'm sure many of us can relate. Just remember that often, the anticipation is worse than the actual event!
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definitely not ready
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I am dreading going back. I have finally gotten myself back in shape, destressed, eating right, and enjoying time with the family. I don't want to go back to the toxic school environment filled with stress, poor eating, and no time to workout!!
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Mixed Feelings
Old 08-03-2018, 04:03 PM
 
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On the one hand, I'm bored out of my mind this summer (even with all the books and crafts).
I've been loafing around and watching a lot of tv and movies.

On the other hand, once that Hamster Wheel starts, it's just non-stop for 10-months.
That's why I'm resting up now.
Just having to constantly talk to people is so draining.

I think the Key is finding that Balance.
Put a little Summertime into each and every day.
Carve out some ME Time, even if it's just an hour.


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Old 08-03-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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You're singing my song. Summer is never ever long enough.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:17 AM
 
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I have the same schedule as you and I'm dreading it. I've never dreaded going back to work like this before. I'm usually sad I have to start getting up early but typically I'm ready to get back into a structured schedule and feeling productive. It feels like every year gets harder. I'm not ready to take on all of that stress again.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:38 AM
 
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My schedule is exactly the same as yours, and heading into my 18th year I feel exactly the same way you do.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:33 AM
 
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I feel the same way, as many of us do. Oh, why can’t I win the lottery? I am enjoying being home and mostly schedule-free. I love this stress-free lifestyle spending time at home reconnecting with my family. I even like getting my house more organized. It just feels better all around. As Haley has stated, each year gets harder and harder to go back.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:20 AM
 
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I agree completely with noonespecial.

It's just too extreme, too much of a grind that never stops.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:32 AM
 
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Lol two weeks ago I wasnít not ready to go back. Now that I start on Monday, I am in no way ready.

Waaaaaa. I need to hire someone to help me get set up this year.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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It doesn't help me to know Kindergarten registration numbers are enormous this year...my P just emailed me that we can expect huge classes this year. Oh boy. I asked him if it was a really cold winter five years ago.
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We have 3 new principals in our school,
Old 08-04-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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and a new superintendent in the district, so I'm a little worried about that. None of these people have ever been administrators in an elementary school before, and now they're going to be in charge of the largest elementary school in the state.
On the other hand, I need my routine. I have enjoyed spending the summer with my granddaughters, and my dogs, but it's time for me to get my routine back. I've only reached my step goal 3 days this whole summer.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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Persephone, I love this quote! -

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Put a little Summertime into each and every day.
I think I'm going to post it in my kitchen.


And tyrex, vent away! I'm not set up for the new school year yet either.

Wishes for a wonderful class this year!
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Same!
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The stress is already starting as I prepare. I love my students but the stress is a killer.
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I know the feeling!
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We downsized from a house we had been in for 20 years! Packing and unpacking took a month of my summer. My adult daughter, SIL, and infant son are living with us (in our smaller house) until their house is ready. Although it has been great being around the baby so much, I had no down time and no time to do projects for school. I need a vacation from my vacation :/
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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I retired after 27 years and in the beginning I would get that anxiety of going back and saying bye to summer but I think it it so much more stressful now between the paperwork, evaluations, mean girl coworkers, impossible expectations, etc
Iím in Florida and there is a teacher shortage in several of the districts around me between not passing the teacher exams and less people are studying education.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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I have to go back on Wednesday and the kids come back on the 13th. I am not feeling the love for going back.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:33 PM
 
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is when I go back...Monday is my last Aerobic class (it's a M& TH class) and I feel strange not making sure i have the $ for the week and only Mon. as much as I hate the Aerobics, I love the people, they're ALL so nice and I am just starting to remember their names I know I won't exercise as much when school starts...


I am just dreading all the changes we'll have this year- new superintendent for us too but I'm sure she'll stick to what the old one did which isn't really good...


I already saw my class list and I know that a lot of my students are low English Lang. learners (as in they don't speak a lot of english ) which I dealt with a LONG time ago, but those kids were 2nd graders so if they were really far behind, it meant K level, now they'll be 1st/2nd grade level but I'm 5th grade....
So now I am nervous...It's been a long time since I have had ELL students that low...


I just want to stay home, keep having lunch with friends, go to Aerobics, read books and take naps!
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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It took me until the last week or so to finally start feeling like it was summer vacation. Last summer and last school year were so stressful that I never had a break. Even eating lunch during the school day was no break because I had to keep working; otherwise I couldn't get everything done. My brain's finally gearing up for the new year, with a new school and new grade level. But I don't think I'm quite ready. I got the BTS teacher schedule in the mail Friday, and I have to go back Tuesday 8/14. I was hoping for a couple more days.
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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I know this flies in the face of the narrative here but I am sort of dreading "not going back". I retired after 40 years in May. I keep getting "how is it being retired"? Well, I will sort of feel it Monday when all my colleagues go back to work and really feel it on the 13th. I live a few blocks from the school and will see and hear them on the playground and see the buses going by. I already told the 5th grade teacher (and former student) I will give her a few hours a week of volunteer time (helping her lower math kids). I did that as part of my job the last few years in the morning. I just dont know how it will feel, being on the outside looking in, after being in school (in some capacity) since I was 6 years old. I always said I loved school so much I really never left. And now I have left.
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