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Thread: My sewing is really going to slow down

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    Junior Member hsweany's Avatar
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    I go back to work tomorrow. I teach Kindergarten and i can tell you after a day with 5 year olds all i can do is lie on the couch. I love my job, but August 1....really.
    Be sure to post lots of pics to get me motivated by the weekend! Lol

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    Since my granddaughter is now a kindergartener, I don't know how you have the energy to last all day with a whole herd of them, let alone just one.

    Bless you the teachers for ye are special!

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    Wow1 That is early!! Are you on the year round schedule? If not,then you should get out in April!!!

    Maybe you can reserve some energy for the weekends.

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    I go back the 18th to work with high schoolers. So I know what you mean. :). Have a good school year.

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    why is school starting so early this year?

    the first day here is 9/8

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    School starts a different days. It is a local decision. I find quilting to be relaxing and head for my sewing room when I am stressed or exhausted.

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    Wow, that's early!!! My grandson begins next Monday, the teachers start this week----also in Indiana. I begin the 22nd with my second graders!

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    Have a good year in teaching ladies, and when you can go to your sewing machine and start sewing.

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    WOW that is early. They don't start school here until Sept. I hope you can find some "me time" with your busy schedule. Maybe even 30 min a day???

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    Yep schools are starting earlier every year. I realize the classrooms are a/c but what about recess and the ride on those buses. I have taught at schools with no a/c but we didn't start until after labor day and even then some days were so hot my hair would be wet with sweat. I don't know who decided to lengthen the school year.

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    Here in Ontario, school does not start until September 6th. For the first time since 1985, I have no children to send back to school. My youngest has just graduated and I have recently retired and probably won't teach until sometime in late September or early October. It is strange not to have to do "back to school shopping".

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    I'm fortunate. My kids go to a private religious school, and this year they don't start until 9/6. It's very hot for the teachers, even with the A/C. I'm happy to help them anyway I can.

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    Thank you all u teachers! It's not an easy job, pay and benefits aren't great but I appreciate it!!!

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    Wow! I don't start with kids until Sept. 1 or so. But we don't have AC. Well, the library does with all of the computers and the main office does but the classrooms do not.

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    how about the kids on the bus's, I have kids on for 1 hr and 45 min. that is a long time on a HOT bus for tham and ME 2hr for me.

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    Thanks for all the hard work you do. It is really appreciated by the kids, I still remember my favorite teachers from when I was a kid. :-) Hope you can get some good sewing time in again soon.

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    Thank you for wanting to be a teacher. My youngest DD graduated with a teaching degree. She was a first grade teacher for one semester and declared she didn't like it at all! She never taught another class after that first year. LOL.

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    We start Sept 6...always after Labour Day weekend...last year we had a little glitch in the contract and had to go in for 1 day the week before..it was strange...
    I wouldn't mind starting in mid August and get a little more time off in Feb and April...a very dear friend of mine moved back home to Mass...and we taught together for years in Toronto...we were just talking about that and how she prefers the breaks throughout the year...
    This September will be my second last Sept before retirement...but who's counting...lol..

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    Hi...I teach KDG, as well and I can totally relate to what you are saying. I start back on Weds. the 17th and we have students on the 19th. DH knows to be very considerate of me the first few weeks of school as I am exhausted at the end of each day and, after having been oh so very patient all day long, I sometimes 'lose' it in the evenings! LOL

    I see you are in IN, as well as me. Sure hope your school has air-conditioning!

    Good luck to you during these first few weeks of school!
    Pam

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    bless you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biotechlady
    I go back the 18th to work with high schoolers. So I know what you mean. :). Have a good school year.
    Me too! I live near the post in Missouri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biotechlady
    I go back the 18th to work with high schoolers. So I know what you mean. :). Have a good school year.
    Me too! Except I teach elementary. I live near the post in Missouri.

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    All the schools in Chula went year-round, they started on 7/20.

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    I am a retired teacher and I wish all of you a fantastic school year. We need good people in our classrooms, and I happen to think quilters are GOOD PEOPLE :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Since my granddaughter is now a kindergartener, I don't know how you have the energy to last all day with a whole herd of them, let alone just one.

    Bless you the teachers for ye are special!
    Good teachers and good child care providers are worth their weight in gold!!

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