Thursday, January 2, 2014

Back to school...for some of us!

It just came to my attention last night that many of you are NOT back at school today like I am!  I was shocked!  I thought ALL of us had to go back today!

It was a little tricky last night getting back into the mindset of going back--I can't lie.  Last night was a typical "Sunday" night for me...trying to make sure I was clear on what to do today and so on.  I even cleaned out my school bag--holy smokes...long overdue.

Preparing for a two day week after a break required a different mindset, however.  I don't want these days to feel like "fillers", yet I have to be realistic!  We need to refresh our memories of where we left off, do some sharing about our breaks, and then see how ready we are to dig in.  I thought I'd start off with our second attempt at a Google form entrance slip (I'll share more tomorrow!) to see what they remember about fractions, and then we need to think back to our research project that was introduced but not started before break.  I hope they remember SOMETHING about it!  I'll fill you in tomorrow on how day one of the New Year goes--so if you are home today, enjoy!  I decided to extend my New Year's sale one more day to try to make ME feel better about going back before many of you!  When do YOU go back?  I'd love to hear!  Tell me I'm not the only one back in the trenches!


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  1. I was supposed to go back today, but Mother Nature had different plans! Snow day.

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    1. People around here are already crossing their fingers for a "cold" day on Monday!

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  2. We go back on Monday the 6th.

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    1. Seems like that is what the majority of people have for their schedule...

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  3. I feel so bad for everyone who had to go back to work today! We go back Monday, and the kids come back Wednesday. The kids will have had over two weeks off, so I'm sure we'll be spending lots of time revisiting classroom rules and procedures and getting the brain juices flowing again! Hope your first day back was great!!!!

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    1. Let's just say...it was a TRANSITION for all of us!

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  4. I'm so glad that I didn't have to go back today! I still have until Monday off! I have a lot to do between now and then, though! I really should be heading up to school right but I think a coffee date with friends sounds better! I hope you have a productive two week!

    Rissa
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

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